DeLellis Earns Academic All-District Honor

Dartmouth wide receiver Matt DeLellis (Los Alamitos, Calif.) has been named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District 1 University Division football team.

The senior has a 3.54 GPA in mathematics. On the gridiron, he had 100 catches (sixth all-time at Dartmouth) for 1,265 yards (seventh all-time).

DeLellis caught 16 TD passes in his career, including seven during the 2001 season. He tied for Dartmouth's scoring lead with 42 points.

This year, he had 30 catches for 440 yards. As a junior, he was third on the team in receiving with 39 catches for 561 yards and first in scoring with 48 points.

DeLellis has been involved in numerous campus activities as well. An active participant in the Dartmouth football team's Community Outreach Program, he is also a founding member of Big Green Readers at local elementary schools as well as the school's Kids and Cops Program.

To be considered for the Verizon Academic All-America team, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore and a starter or significant reserve with a minimum of a 3.20 GPA. District 1 includes NCAA Division 1 football teams from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

DeLellis was one of six Ivy Leaguers named to the 21-person team. He is now under consideration for the national Academic All-America team which will be announced on December 10.