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Women's Basketball - Thu, Jan. 31, 2013

 MOUNT VERNON – Cornell senior Camille Marie has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team for women's basketball, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Marie, of Marion, was honored on the NCAA Division III five-player first team in District 8. The top unit includes Tolu Alabi of Grinnell, Kate Nielsen of Simpson, Kimi Takaoka of Chapman and Hannah Munger of George Fox.

As a first team recipient, Marie advances to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot. Division III first, second and third team All-America honorees will be announced Feb. 19.

Marie garnered first team academic all-district accolades last year as well. A two-time academic all-conference performer, Marie is majoring in psychology. She carries a 3.93 cumulative grade point average.

The all-academic teams are comprised of the nation's top student-athletes for their performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for consideration, a player must be a starter or important reserve, have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution and hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3.

Marie is enjoying a strong season for the 17-1 Rams, ranked 14th in the USA Today Sports Top 25 Coaches' Poll. The reigning Midwest Conference Performer of the Week, Marie topped the 1,300-point mark for her career with a 20-point effort in Saturday's 69-38 home win over Ripon.   

The 6-foot-2 forward averages 12.3 points per game behind a career-best 51.8 percent shooting from the field. Marie is hitting 76.6 percent from the foul line and averages 6.5 rebounds, second on the team.

Marie already holds Cornell career records for points (1,305), field goals made (464), free throws made (347) and free throws attempted (479). Marie is three blocked shots of setting that career mark, currently with 106.

The Rams (12-1 MWC) are closing in on their first conference women's basketball title since 1981-82. Cornell is two games up on second-place Monmouth with five contests left in the regular season.

Cornell travels to play Carroll (8-7 overall, 7-5 MWC) at 3 p.m. Saturday in Waukesha, Wis.