GREENWOOD, Ind. – Excelling in the classroom as well as on the field, seven Harvard football players were selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team: Justice Shelton-Mosley, Ben Shoults, Jake McIntyre, Jack Stansell, Brogan McPartland, Alex White and Cole Thompson.
Harvard's seven selections paced the Ivy League, with no other Ancient Eight program earning more than three nods. The seven selections were also the most for any program across the nation.
A senior, Shelton-Mosley has enjoyed one of the most productive careers for a wide receiver and returner in Harvard history. The Sacramento, California native ranks fourth in schools history with 137 receptions and 1,814 receiving yards, while also posting the top returning stats in program history. A three-time All-America honoree, the CoSIDA Academic All-District honor is the first of his career.
Shoults, a senior from Maple Grove, Minnesota, has started every game at center this season, helping Harvard to one of the top rushing offenses in the Ivy League. The academic honor is the first of his career.
Also on the Fred Mitchell Award watch list, McIntyre is nearing the top of the Crimson record books among kickers. The junior from Orlando, Florida is one field goal shy of the program record in both the season and career categories, and he stands 12th all-time in scoring at Harvard. The academic honor is the first of his career.
A tight end and long snapper, Stansell earned his first-career CoSIDA honor in the special teams category. A senior from Dothan, Alabama, Stansell has 29 career receptions for 301 yards and touchdown.
On the defensive line, McPartland also earns his first-career academic all-district award. A junior hailing from Stephens City, Virginia, McPartland has tallied 17 tackles on the season, including seven for loss and a team-leading four sacks.
On the CoSIDA Academic All-District team for the second-straight year, White has tallied nine tackles with one for loss on the defensive line. After a breakout junior year, the senior from Maiden, North Carolina was also a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell trophy.
Thompson, a safety from Folsom, California, ranks third on the Crimson this season with 38 tackles, including a team-leading 27 solo tackles. He also returned an interception for a touchdown against Brown. The academic honor is the first of Thompson's career.
With the all-district academic selection, all seven players are eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-America award.