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November 16, 2011

Brandon Ellis ’12 Named to Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team

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Brandon Ellis in New York City

Brandon Ellis ’12 (Jeffersonville, Pa.) has earned placement on the Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team.

A three-year starter in the defensive backfield, Ellis has been honored for the second straight season and was named to the inaugural Academic All-Patriot League Team in 2010. He leads Lafayette with 11 pass breakups and is fifth on the football team with 59 tackles.

An economics major, Ellis maintains a 3.49 grade-point average and boasted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring semester.

Ellis serves as a peer mentor in the College’s Academic Tutoring and Training Information Center and as a Gateway ambassador for Career Services. In 2010, his learning experiences took him outside the classroom in a summer internship with Johnson & Johnson.

Academic All-District selections must have reached their sophomore year academically while maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30. They must also be a starter or key reserve on their team. District winners will be placed on a national ballot and the Capital One Academic All-America Team will be announced Thursday, Dec. 8.

Lafayette ends its season Saturday against Lehigh in the 147th meeting of college’s football’s most-played rivalry.

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