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Ross and Bormann Named Academic All-District

Nov. 7, 2013

EASTON, Pa. - Seniors Brad Bormann (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) and Mark Ross (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District II Football Team that was announced Thursday afternoon. It marks the second straight season that the offensive running mates have won the regional recognition. The duo will now be and will now be placed on a national ballot from which the Academic All-America Team will be selected in December.

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.

It's the second straight year Bormann earned All-District II distinction, adding to a laundry list of achievements on and off the field. The three-year starter has played in 32 career games at the offensive guard position. Bormann, a Biology major, serves as a peer mentor in the College's Academic Tutoring and Training Information Center and is a supplemental instructor for Biology 101. He also works as a volunteer at the Easton Senior Center and participates in the Adopt-A-Grandparent program.

After graduation, the 2013 team tri-captain plans to work in the Teach For America program. Bormann is an FCS Athletic Directors' Association Academic All-Star, Academic All-Patriot League honoree and Dean's List student who maintains a 3.8 GPA.

Ross has done nothing more than break every career receiving record at Lafayette, ranking first in receptions (172), receiving yards (2,456) and receiving touchdowns (25). He also ranks second for catches in a season (75) and fourth and fifth for touchdowns in a season and has 12 100-plus yard receiving games. This season, Ross has 48 catches for 723 yards and six touchdowns.

An Economics major, Ross maintains a 3.63 GPA. The wideout garnered 2012 All-Patriot League First-Team and Academic All-Patriot League honors in addition to his 2013 Preseason All-League nod. He has played in 30 games with 27 starts.

The Leopards stand at 3-0 in the Patriot League play and host reigning conference champion Colgate (2-1) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.