AUSTIN, Texas – After being named Academic All-District by the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) back in October, Franklin College junior forward Maddie Fleet was named CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America® on Tuesday afternoon.
The Indianapolis, Ind.-native earned Academic All-America® recognition for the second straight year after being named to the second team in 2016. Fleet is coming off another stellar year for the blue and gold, finishing with 25 goals and six assists for 56 points.
An accounting major, Fleet led the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) in goals and points while leading the Grizzlies to a 14-5 record that included an 8-1 record in conference play.
Fleet was named First Team All-HCAC, HCAC Offensive Player of the Year and HCAC Tournament MVP after leading the Grizzlies to their first conference tournament championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. She has also been named First Team All-Great Lakes District and Second Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches since the season's conclusion.
To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.