December 22, 2003

Nick Hartigan Named I-AA Academic All-Star

Dec. 22, 2003

Brown University sophomore runningback Nick Hartigan (Fairfax, VA) has been named to the Sixth Annual Division I-AA Athletic Directors Association Academic All-Star Team by the Division I-AA Athletic Directors Association. The announcement came this weekend at the NCAA I-AA Football Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

An Academic All-Ivy selection, Hartigan has posted a 3.75 grade point average at Brown, concentrating in International Relations. He was also a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection.

Hartigan established a single-season Brown rushing record with 1,498 yards, the most ever by an Ivy League sophomore, breaking the previous mark of 1,409 yards by Cornell's Ed Marinaro in 1965. He also scored a Brown record 96 points, breaking the previous mark of 90 points by Guss Russ (1905), Sean Morey (1997) and Michael Malan (2000, 2001).

In 2003, Hartigan ranked second in the nation in rushing with 149.8 yards per game, rushing for 200 or more yards three times, including a 214 yard performance against Fordham, the fifth best rushing day in Brown football history. He also ranked second nationally in all-purpose running with 180.6 yards per game, and eighth nationally in scoring with 9.6 points per game (16 touchdowns).

Hartigan, who attended W.T. Woodson High School, rushed for 100 or more yards in eight of Brown's 10 games this season, and ran for 1,103 yards in seven Ivy League games this season, fourth best in the Ivy League record book. With Hartigan running for 1,498 rushing yards this year, only Ed Marinello (1,881 yards in 1971) and Keith Elias (1,701 yards in 1992, and 1,575 yards in 1993) have run for more yards in a season.