Nov. 21, 2012
WASHINGTON - Senior offensive lineman Donald Rhodes(North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin Senior) was selected to the Patriot League All-Academic Team when honors were announced on Tuesday afternoon. The All-Academic honors are selected by the Patriot League's sports information directors.
"We're very happy for Don," Head Coach Kevin Kellysaid. "He's done a great job in the classroom and on the field an he's a great example of what Georgetown football is all about."
Rhodes has been a staple at left guard for each of the past three seasons helping in the program's turnaround on the field. In the classroom, Rhodes is a government major carrying a 3.434 cumulative grade point average and a member of the Dean's List, as well as a two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
He has been an involved member of the Georgetown community, as a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, as well as the Georgetown University Knights of Columbus and serving as the Vice President of the Georgetown University Fishing Club. Rhodes made Eagle Scout in 2008.Rhodes has also spent time as a Congressional Intern for Rep. Tim Murphy (Pa.) in 2011 and was a Policy Analyst Intern for Systems Planning and Analysis in the summer of 2012.
Rhodes becomes the fourth Georgetown player to be named to the Patriot League's All-Academic squad in its three-year history. Philip Oladeji was the Hoyas first recipient in 2010, while Wilburn Logan and Jeremiah Kayalwere named to the team in 2011.
To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a
student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.
The Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for each individual sport comprises the pool of nominees for the Patriot League Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards given out over the summer. One male and one female are selected for this honor.