Georgetown's Van Fleet Selected to ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team
Nov. 8, 2007
Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University senior fullback Kyle Van Fleet (Williamsport, Pa./Loyalsock) was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District I First Team, it was announced today.
The team consists of Division I players from schools in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania who have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average, have reached their sophomore years, and have legitimate athletic credentials. Voting is conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). By earning first team honors, Van Fleet automatically moves to the University Division national ballot.
Van Fleet has a cumulative 3.65 grade-point average in business and management. He recently accepted a job offer to work in the derivatives group for Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division following his graduation in May 2008.
Van Fleet, a four-year starter for the Hoyas and one of the team's captains this year, has started all 11 games. The 6-1, 220-pounder started his career as a linebacker, played as a wide receiver in 2005 and 2006 before moving to the fullback spot this year.
He leads the team in receiving, catching a team-best 42 passes for a team-high 463 yards, with three touchdowns. Van Fleet is also third on the team in rushing, carrying the ball 54 times for 198 yards and one score. He is third on the team in all-purpose yardage, gaining 66.1 yards per game.
Van Fleet ranks sixth in the Patriot League in receptions per game (4.20/game) and is 10th in the league in receiving yards per game (46.3/game).
The Georgetown University football team closes out the 2007 season on Saturday, November 10 at the Multi-Sport Field, hosting Colgate in a Patriot League matchup on the Hilltop. Kickoff is slated for 12:30 p.m. Fans looking to watch the action can visit the Georgetown Athletics website - www.guhoyas.com - and tune into HoyaVision, where Chuck Timanus and Mike Vailancourt will provide all of the play-by-play and analysis. Admission for the game this weekend against the Red Raiders is free.