IRVING, Texas - East Carolina senior offensive lineman Adhem Elsawi and junior placekicker Warren Harvey are two of 11 student-athletes named to the 2013 Conference USA All-Academic Team, according to an announcement by the league office Thursday afternoon.
ECU, along with North Texas, Rice and UTSA each had a league-best two selections land on the All-Academic team. Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss and Tulane also placed one member each on the squad. The all-academic team consists of student-athletes who have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade point average or better and are a starter or key reserve on their team.
The two Pirate selections mark the second-straight year with multiple honorees. A year ago Elsawi garnered his first league accolade alongside of Matt Milner, who was a three-time recipient.
In November, both Elsawi and Harvey were selected to Capital One Academic All-District 3 First-Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Elsawi, who earned his bachelor's degree in biology in the Spring of 2013, is currently pursuing a second undergraduate degree in psychology where he maintains a 3.60 cumulative grade-point average (GPA). The Saratoga Springs, N.Y. native was a First-Team Preseason All-Conference USA selection by the leagues coaches and has started seven games at right tackle. He has helped the Pirate offense produce 476 yards or more of total offense in five games and since 2011 has provided pass protection for 12 300-yard passing efforts.
In the classroom, both Elsawi and Harvey have replicated one another's academic honors. Each player is a six-time ECU Athletics Director's Honor Roll and three-time C-USA Honor Roll choice, in addition receiving two C-USA Academic Medals, respectively.
Harvey, a construction management major with a 3.78 cumulative GPA, leads East Carolina in scoring this season with 99 points connecting on 14-of-23 FGs and 57-of-58 PATs, which rank among the C-USA leaders. Named to the Preseason Lou Groza Award Watch List, Harvey had connected on 86-straight PATs, which ranked as the seventh longest streak in the NCAA before missing at FIU.