Courtesy of the WPI sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release about Ehab Hamdan, who has been selected as a Capital One Division III Football All-America by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA):
Worcester, MA — WPI student-athlete Ehab Hamdan (Revere, MA) has been selected as a Capital One Division III Football All-America by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). The senior wide receiver earned second team honors and joins Aaron Champagne (2009 and 2010) as the only WPI football players to be named Academic All-America.
Hamdan becomes the 25th different Crimson and Gray student-athlete to earn Academic All-America accolades and it marks the 50th time an Engineer has been honored.
The senior wideout had a career season for the Engineers, leading the Liberty League in receptions (56), receiving yards (650) and touchdowns (8). His 56 catches were fifth all-time at WPI, just a one away from a three-way tie for second place. For his accomplishments, he was named second team All-Liberty League.
Hamdan touts an impressive 3.78 GPA as a civil engineering major. He is a repeat Academic All-Liberty League selection a Dean’s List member and a Charles O. Thompson scholar. Hamdan’s IQP Project studied the Growth of the Life Science Economy in Worcester while his sufficiency was in Spanish. The senior is a member of Sigma Phi Espilon fraternity.
It has been a busy month of awards for Hamdan, as he was joined by classmates Tim Grupp (Highland Mills, NY) and Paul Monahan (Randolph, MA) on the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District I first team and in addition to the All-Liberty League second team honors, was named to the conference’s All-Academic team.
Hamdan is joined as an Academic All-America by Michael Green (first team – offensive line) of Liberty League member Hobart and fellow New England student-athletes William Sadik-Khan (first team – tight end) of Middlebury, Joel Santisteban (second team – defensive line) of MIT and John Moriarty (second team offensive line) and Brandon Rodrigues (second team – kicker) of Mass Maritime.