Lee Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star

Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot
Photo courtesy of Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard football junior safety Tanner Lee has been selected to the 2016 FCS Athletics Directors Association (ADA) Academic All-Star Team, it was announced Friday afternoon.

The applied mathematics concentrator owns a 3.77 GPA and enjoyed a breakout junior campaign on the gridiron. Lee amassed 41 tackles and a team-high four interceptions, spearheading a stingy Crimson defense that ranked 15th in the FCS for points allowed (21.0). The Spanish Fort, Alabama native was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District first team.

The Ivy League ranked second among conferences with six selections. Each of the nominees were required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or key player with legitimate athletics credentials.

Harvard finished 7-3 overall and 5-2 in the Ivy League, marking the 16th-straight year the Crimson won seven or more games, a conference record. The senior class will graduate with an overall record of 35-5, one victory shy of the school and Ivy record (since 1956).