Nov. 14, 2006
Providence, RI - Brown University senior quarterback Joseph DiGiacomo (Doylestown, PA) and Bears' senior tackle Alex Doty (Sacramento, CA) have been named District I ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
DiGiacomo, Brown's starting quarterback for the last three years, has posted a 3.38 grade point average, concentrating in Business Economics. An honorable mention All-Ivy selection in 2005 after leading the Bears to the Ivy League Championship, DiGiacomo currently ranks 15th nationally in passing yards with 220.1 yards per game, 16th nationally in total offense with 224.9 yards per game, and 19th nationally in pass completions (16.78). His 1,981 passing yards in 2006 are 10th best in Brown football history, while 151 completions this season rank 10th in the Brown record book.
Doty is a Business Economics/History concentrator who has compiled a 3.70 grade point average. He has been a two-year mainstay on the Bears' offensive line, earning second team All-Ivy honors as a junior. Doty has helped the Bears to the Ivy League's second leading passing offense in 2006. Last year, Doty helped clear the way for Nick Hartigan's school record 1,727 yards rushing.
To be eligible for the All-District team, a student-athlete must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and be an important contributor to their team. Doty and DiGiacomo will now advance to the national ballot along with 13 other Ivy League players.