W&L's Brett Murray Named Capital One Academic All-American

W&L's Brett Murray Named Capital One Academic All-American

TOWSON, Md. -- Washington and Lee junior running back Brett Murray (Lookout Mountain, Tenn./Baylor) has been named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-America Second Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America recently. 

This is the third straight year that the W&L football team has had an athlete honored as an Academic All-American after Greg Kurkis '11 was a second team selection in 2009 and a first team pick in 2010.

Murray started all 10 games at running back for the Generals and totaled a conference-best 1,561 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns. An environmental studies and business administration double major, he rushed 128 times for 867 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 25 passes for 378 yards and two more scores. He also returned 13 kickoffs for a 24.3 yard average and another touchdown.

Following the season, Murray was named to the All-ODAC First Team as a running back and he earned First Team All-South Region laurels from D3football.com as a special teams player.

W&L wrapped up the 2011 season with an 8-2 overall record and a 5-1 ODAC mark.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00 and have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution.