Nov. 12, 1999
Two members of the University of Washington football team were among the 24 student-athletes named to the 1999 GTE Academic All-District VIII Football Team, announced today.
Sophomore receiver Chris Juergens (Olympia, Wash.) and junior punter Ryan Fleming (Seattle, Wash.) each made the team for the first time. The team is selected by member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Juergens, an undeclared major with a 3.28 grade point average, is the Huskies' leading receiver with 39 catches and 493 yards this season. He has started eight of the UW's nine games.
Fleming, an accounting major with a 3.27 grade point average, is Washington's starting punter. His 41.3-yard average per punt is currently fourth in the Pac-10. Earlier this season, he tied a school record with a 73-yard punt at Brigham Young.
By making the All-District team, Juergens and Fleming are eligible to make the GTE Academic All-America team.