White Garners CoSIDA Academic All-America Recognition for Second Straight Season

White Garners CoSIDA Academic All-America Recognition for Second Straight Season

White was also a first-team Academic All-America honoree in 2017 (Gil Talbot).

AUSTIN, Texas – Wrapping up his career on the gridiron while excelling in the classroom, defensive lineman Alex White has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America second team, as announced by the organization on Monday.

The honor is the second-career Academic All-America nod for the senior, as he was selected to the first team in 2017. He is the second player in program history to receive the accolade twice, joining Andrew Berry '09.

White tallied 11 tackles with two for loss in six games on the defensive line in 2018. After a breakout junior year, where the Maiden, North Carolina native recorded 25 tackles, with six for loss and 4.5 sacks, White was named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell trophy in September. He later earned his second-straight CoSIDA Academic All-District first team recognition, and was presented at the end of the season with the football program's Henry H. Lamar Award for dedication.

Harvard posted a 6-4 record in 2018, including a third-place Ivy League finish at 4-3. The Crimson capped the season with a 45-27 victory over Yale at Fenway Park, where White recorded two tackles with one for loss.