Football earns seven CSC Academic All-District awards ~ Washington

LEXINGTON, Va. — The 2022 Academic All-District Football teams selected by College Sports Communicators were announced Tuesday, and Washington and Lee University named seven to the District 5 team.

Harry Crusher (Dallas, Texas / Cistercians), Jonathan Gagnon (Leesburg, Virginia / Potomac School), Robert Harvey (Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland / Gymnasium Thun), Connor Lehman (Weston, Massachusetts / Weston), Stephen Murrin (Fort Worth, Texas / Fort Worth Country Day), Robert Poindexter (Atlanta, Georgia / Lovett) and Alex Vaught (Roanoke, Virginia/Roanoke Catholic) have all been appointed to the Academic All-District Team. College Sports Communicators, formerly known as College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.

To be nominated for the Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve player on their respective team with at least a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and have competed in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitions.

Crutcher, a senior running back, has found the endzone eight times in his 25 appearances in the blue-and-whites and has averaged 3.9 yards per carry this season and is an accounting major. In his senior season, he amassed 337 grounded yards and 39 receiving yards on just three catches.

Defensive end Gagnon forced two blunders and deflected a pass attempt in his senior season. In his two seasons on defense, the biochemistry senior has had three career sacks for 7 yards and helped keep opponents at just 112.1 rush yards per game.

Harvey, a senior business major, made 15 solo stops and 19 assisted tackles on the defensive line. Over his career, he averaged 13.5 tackles for 36 yards and 5.5 sacks for 20 yards with two passes defended at the line.

Lehman, a sophomore, has recorded one interception, one stoppage and seven total tackles. His interception was returned for 63 yards, and he also serves as a kick returner, having rushed for 235 yards on seven attempts for an average of 33.6 yards per return.

Murrin, the starting quarterback, has rushed for seven touchdowns and threw for two this season and led the offense for an average of 349.2 yards per contest. On the ground, the junior accounting major averaged 57.9 yards per game. His season-high 137 yards came against Hampden-Sydney and he had 177 passing yards against Randolph-Macon.

Poindexter, a senior economics major, recorded 34 total tackles with 10 solo tackles in the 2022 season. He deflected two passes, recovered from a fumble, and sacked opposing quarterbacks for 15 yards 2.5 times.

Vaught, a senior tight end, rounds out the selection for the blue and white. Used primarily in the blocking game, Vaught has appeared in 27 contests over the course of his career and has recorded eight receptions and two touchdowns over the course of his career, while averaging 31.8 yards per catch. This year he rushed for 127 yards on three 67-yard catches. In the classroom, Vaught holds a dual major in business administration and cognitive and behavioral sciences.

With their selection, these seven generals will now enter the national election where they will have a chance to receive All-America academic honors. The CSC Academic All-America Football teams will be announced in December.