Cornerback Brandon Ellis ’12 (Jeffersonville, Pa.) has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District II Football Team.
An economics major, Ellis maintains a 3.34 overall GPA. He is taking African Cultural Institutions, Economics of Sports, Marketing Science, and Introduction to Film & Media Studies. Ellis serves as a peer mentor in the College’s Academic Tutoring and Training Information Center and as a Gateway ambassador for the Office of Career Services. Over the summer, he worked as an intern with Johnson & Johnson.
Academic All-District selections must at least be sophomores and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30. They must also be starters or key reserves on their team. District winners will be placed on a national ballot and the ESPN Academic All-America Team will be announced Nov. 23.
Ellis is fourth on the football team with 61 total tackles and had an interception in the 33-22 win at Bucknell Oct. 30. He was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week after the win against Stony Brook Oct. 16. He made a career-high 16 tackles and broke up two passes in a 28-21 triumph.