CLEVELAND – Harvard football senior defensive lineman Brogan McPartland was named to the 2019 Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.
One of five student-athletes representing the Ivy League, McPartland was one of 53 selected to the All-Star Team from a pool of nearly 120 applicants.
To be eligible for the team, nominees must have a minimum GPA of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials. They must have reached their second year of athletics and academic standing and have completed a minimum of one full academic year at the nominated institution. They also must have participated in 50 percent of the games played at their designated position.
McPartland was also named as one of 10 finalists, and the only from the Ivy League, for the 19th Annual FCS ADA $5,000 Postgraduate Scholarship. Two student-athletes will receive the postgraduate scholarship during the Association's annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the 2020 NACDA Convention at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
McPartland was a tough assignment for foes on the defensive line, leading the Ivy League with 9.5 sacks and adding 13.5 tackles for loss. After missing the first three games of the campaign, the senior from Stephens City, Virginia finished tied for the seventh-most tackles on the team with 36.
The FCS ADA All-Star Team nod is one of many postseason awards for McPartland in 2019-20. The senior was also a first-team all-Ivy honoree, all-NEFW Division I All-New England Team selection, CoSIDA Academic All-America second-team choice and all-ECAC second-team pick.