Dec. 27, 2001
Senior defensive tackle Uwa Airhiavbere (McLean, VA) and senior tight end David Brookman (Fullerton, CA) have been named to the Fourth Annual Division I-AA Athletic Director's Association Academic All-Star Team.
The winners were chosen from 141 nominees and were announced at the NCAA Division I football championship in Chattanooga, TN.
Airhiavbere, a tri-captain of this year's team, is a two-time honorable mention All-Ivy selection for the Bears. Airhiavbere compiled a 3.56 GPA while concentrating in business economics. He made 31 tackles for the Bears this season, including 8 tackles for a loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks. He was named the Ivy League's Defensive Player of the Week against Princeton with three quarterback sacks for a loss of 26 yards, and another tackle for a loss. A native of Nigeria, Airhiavbere picked up a fumble against Dartmouth and returned it four yards for a touchdown, the second of his career.
A two-time second team All-Ivy selection, the 6-4, 250 Brookman had another stellar season for the Bears on the field and in the classroom. Brookman posted a 3.67 GPA while concentrating in business economics. He made 16 catches for 160 yards, averaging 10 yards per catch. Brookman caught a 12-yard touchdown pass against Dartmouth.
Airhiavbere and Brookman helped the Bears post a 6-3 overall record and a 5-2 Ivy League mark in 2001,and were members of Brown's senior class who completed the season as the second most successful class in Brown football history. This year's seniors posted a 29-10 four-year record, one game behind last year's senior class, who posted a 30-10 four-year record.