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Football DB Cruz '13 gets rookie honor

Football's A.J. Cruz '13 celebrated a win over Ivy foe Cornell with his teammates last weekend — and now the Ivy League is celebrating him.

Cruz's performance in the Bears' 34-14 victory Saturday has earned him the title of Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Cruz recorded seven tackles — a team high — and also picked off a pass for the Bears' defense, which did not allow a single point to the Big Red's offensive unit.

It was the third time the freshman defensive back from Lake Forest, Calif., led the team in tackles this season.

Cruz, who has now started four games for the Bears (4-2, 2-1 Ivy), figures to play a prominent role again on Saturday when the third-place Bears travel to Philadelphia to take on Ivy League-leading Penn (4-2, 3-0 Ivy).


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