Philadelphia - Penn's Brad Martinez, defensive back for the Quakers, was one of 12 student-athletes on the defensive side of the ball to named to the Academic All-District II Football Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) this morning.
Martinez, a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., has played a vital role in Penn’s defense this season, ranking 11th on the team with 23 tackles (13 solo). Martinez has registered five tackles for loss and one sack for an 11-yard loss. The senior recorded a career-high seven tackles to lead the Red and Blue over Dartmouth on Oct. 2, 35-0. Martinez forced a key fumble in the fourth quarter of Penn’s 17-7 win over Yale to secure the victory.
CoSIDA's District II covers Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. He must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon on the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America teams since 1952.
The Quakers, who are 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Ivy League, will play Harvard on Nov. 13 at Franklin Field with the winner claiming at least a share of the Ivy League title. The game will be televised live on CN8 and can be heard live on the Internet on www.pennathletics.com and on the radio at ESPN Radio 920 AM.
Written by Maren McCauley C'06, athletic communications assistant