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December 2, 2013

Mark Ross ’14 Named Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Mark Ross ’14 (Aliquippa, Pa.) has been named the 2013 Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He heads a group of three Lafayette student-athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team.

An economics major, Ross won Capital One Academic All-District II honors in 2012 and 2013 and was also named to the 2012 FCS Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team. This is the third Academic All-Patriot League selection for Ross, who maintains a 3.63 GPA.

Ross is the sixth Lafayette student-athlete to win the award, joining Brad Maurer ’06Maurice Bennett ’05Stephen Bono ’04Stewart Kupfer ’01, and Jeff Denning ’95.

Mark Ross '14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

Mark Ross ’14 heads for the end zone. Photo by Kenya Allen

Ross, a three-time All-Patriot League selection and First Team honoree the past two seasons, helped guide Lafayette to its seventh Patriot League championship and an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff berth. The senior holds every career receiving mark at Lafayette, making 192 receptions for 2,780 yards and 27 touchdowns. In the Patriot League, he ranks in the top 10 in career receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.

Like Ross, offensive guard Brad Bormann ’14 (Flemington, N.J.) is a two-time Capital One Academic All-District II selection and 2012 FCS ADA honoree. His appearance marks back-to-back selections to the Academic All-Patriot League Team, which is voted on by Patriot League sports information directors.

Bormann boasts a 3.8 GPA while majoring in biology with a minor in English. He earned the James F. Bryant ’40 Excellence Award in 2013 for combined achievements in academics, athletics, and volunteerism and the Gilbert Award for superiority in English. After graduation in May, he will participate in the Teach for America program.

Bormann is in his third season as a starter on the offensive line and has served as a team captain in 2013. He has played 35 games in his career with 26 starts. Academically,

Justin Adams ’15 (West Amwell, N.J.) is the final of the three Academic All-Patriot League selections. He maintains a 3.56 GPA with a major in psychology. The wide receiver has 24 catches for 315 yards and one touchdown while averaging 13.1 yards per catch, despite missing three games with a concussion. He caught a 49-yard flea flicker that set up the Leopards’ first score versus Lehigh and finished with five catches for a career-best 92 yards receiving.

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