Crossan and Chuma Tagged for Academic All-Patriot League Status
Crossan and Chuma were members of a Lafayette defense that allowed just 15.8 points and 196 yards per game during Patriot League play when Lafayette managed a 3-3 record and finished third in the conference standings.
Crossan adds the honor to his CoSIDA Academic All-District II selection from Nov. 16. The Shoreham, N.Y. native played in all 11 games for the Leopards, starting the final eight contests at safety. He amassed 50 tackles, including two for loss with a half sack, and managed one interception. He maintains a 3.61 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in Economics.
Like his classmate, Chuma played in every game and started the final five matchups at defensive end. He made 22 tackles with one tackle for loss. A Ridgefield, Conn. native, Chuma is an Economics major who maintains a 3.9 GPA.
Wednesday's selections come a day after nine Lafayette student-athletes were named to the All-Patriot League Teams.
The Academic All-Patriot League Team honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and has 14 student-athletes to equal one-half the size of the All-Patriot League Football First Team. The awards are nominated and voted on by the Patriot League football sports information directors. To be eligible, student-athletes must have a minimum of a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible.