AUSTIN, Texas – Franklin College senior forward Maddie Fleet made history on Tuesday (Dec. 4), becoming the first Franklin student-athlete to become a three-time Academic All-America selection.
The Indianapolis, Ind.-native was named Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-America® by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the second time in her playing career. Fleet earned a spot on the second team back in 2016, one year before picking up First Team Academic All-America accolades in 2017.
The program's all-time leader in goals (96), assists (34) and points (226), Fleet is coming off a 2018 campaign that saw her pot 22 goals and add four assists for 48 points. That performance was enough for Fleet to earn HCAC Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the first student-athlete in league history to become a four-time player of the year.
An accounting major that carries a 3.91 grade point average, Fleet eclipsed the 20-goal mark all four years on the pitch for the Grizzlies. In 2017, she led the Grizzlies to their first HCAC Tournament championship, earning tournament MVP honors with two goals and an assist in wins over Anderson and Mount St. Joseph.
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.