ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Harvard's Josue Ortiz Named Preseason All-America; Eight Named All-Ivy League

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Harvard University senior Josue Ortiz has been named to the preseason All-America third team by Phil Steel's College Football Preview. Ortiz also highlights a group of eight Crimson players to be named preseason All-Ivy League by the publication. Harvard has had at least one All-American in each of the last 12 years while posting the nation's second-best winning percentage from 2000-09.  

Named to the first team were running back Treavor Scales, wide receiver Adam Chrissis, offensive tackle Kevin Murphy, Ortiz, linebacker (and team captain) Alex Gedeon and cornerback Matthew Hanson. Named to the second team were defensive lineman Benjamin Graeff and linebacker Alexander Norman.

Ortiz, a two-time All-Ivy selection, was named to the 2010 Associated Press All-America third team and was an All-New England FCS team selection by the New England Sportswriters Association. Ortiz finished the season as the Ivy League's leader in both sacks (7.5) and tackles for a loss (13.5) while leading Harvard with five QB hurries and ranking third with 54 tackles.

Harvard opens its season Sept. 17 with a 1 p.m. game at Holy Cross.

The Crimson has registered at least seven wins in each of the last 10 years, making Harvard the first team in the history of Ivy League football to post such a string of successful seasons. In 2007, Harvard became the first Ivy team to post a string of seven such seasons together.

FCS 2000-09…….............      W-L........         Pct.
1. Montana.........................     120-24.....        833
2. Harvard........................      76-23.......        768
3. Appalachian State..........      102-33.......      756
4. Northern Iowa................     80-29.......        734
5. Penn...............................     69-29.......        704
6. McNeese State...............      82-35.......        700
7. Colgate...........................     81-34.......        701
8. San Diego......................      73-33.......        689
9. Furman...........................     83-39.......        680
10. Hampton.......................     73-36.......        669

Div. I 2000-09……............     W-L........         Pct.
1. Texas..............................     109-13.....        893
2. Boise State.....................      112-17.....        868
3. Montana.........................     120-24.....        833
4. Oklahoma......................      110-24.....        821
5. Ohio State......................      102-25.....        803
6. Florida............................     100-27.......      787
7. Harvard........................      76-23.......        768
8. LSU...............................      99-31.......        761
9. USC...............................      85-27.......        759
10. Appalachian State..........    102-33.......      756