HANOVER, N.H. — The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the Capital One Academic All-District Football Teams today, and Dartmouth had three seniors — tight end John Gallagher (Salem, Ore.), linebacker Luke Hussey (Seattle, Wash.) and wide receiver Tim McManus (St. Paul, Minn.) — on the first team for the University Division of District I, which is comprised of Division I schools in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
For Gallagher, an economics major with a 3.59 GPA, this is his second selection on the Academic All-District I First Team, having been chosen for the squad in his sophomore season. This year the four-year starter is second on the Big Green with 19 catches for 169 yards and a team-leading two touchdowns. A second-team All-Ivy selection as a junior, Gallagher has caught 77 passes for 701 yards (9.1-yd. avg.) and six scores in his career.
Hussey, an engineering major with a 3.94 GPA, was also a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is given to the best football scholar-athlete in the country. An honorable mention All-Ivy selection a year ago, Hussey is once again performing at a high level for the Big Green with a career-high 63 tackles to rank third on the squad and 11th in the Ivy League. Three times he has recorded 10 stops in a game this year, and has at least seven in all but one contest thus far. For his career, Hussey has 124 tackles, a pair of interceptions and one sack.
The first three-time captain at Dartmouth since the 19th century, McManus is a history major with a 3.48 GPA. An All-Ivy first teamer last year, he is the Big Green’s fifth leading receiver all-time with 134 receptions, and sixth in receiving yardage with 1,633. Like Gallagher, McManus has made the Academic All-District I First Team for the second time in his career, earning the honor in 2008 as a sophomore. After missing out on the 2009 campaign with a broken leg, he returned to the field last year and was named first-team All-Ivy while being chosen as an FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star. McManus has played in just three games this year due to a concussion, catching eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in his limited action.
First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.