EASTON, Pa. --
Senior defensive end Andrew Chuma
and senior safety Trent Crossan
achieved Academic All-Patriot League status for the second straight season. The team honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and is made up of 14 student-athletes. This season, 15 student-athletes were recognized due to a tie in the voting.
The senior duo also captured CoSIDA Academic-All-District
status on Nov. 15, and Chuma was named the Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year
a day later at the Maroon Club Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.
Chuma played in 11 games in 2018 with five starts, making 32 tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. A native of Ridgefield, Conn., Chuma was named a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame's William V. Campbell Trophy which is presented annually to the nation's top football scholar-athlete. An Academic All-Patriot League and FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team selection in 2017, Chuma holds a 3.95 GPA while majoring in Economics with a minor in Finance.
Crossan is a two-time Academic All-District II selection. In 2018, he started 10 games at safety, racking up 50 tackles with an interception. The team captain managed double-digit tackles against Delaware (11) and Holy Cross (10). A native of Shoreham, N.Y., Crossan maintains a 3.87 GPA while majoring in Economics.
The Academic All-Patriot League and Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards are nominated and voted on by the Patriot League Football sports information directors. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his sport. Freshmen or student-athletes in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor. Bucknell punter, Alex Pechin, was named the Patriot League Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season.