MOUNT VERNON – Cornell senior Camille Marie has been named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America Women's Basketball Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Marie, a Marion native, was among 15 players recognized on the three All-America teams in Division III. Third team honorees include Kelly Barzak (Thiel), Sarah Bingea (UW-Eau Claire), Kimi Takaoka (Chapman) and Jill Woerner (Catholic).
Marie is Cornell's first CoSIDA Academic All-American in women's basketball. Chris Handke was the last Ram honored by the organization as a first team men's basketball pick in 2010.
Cornell has compiled 50 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards since 1972, tying St. Norbert for most in the Midwest Conference. Marie is the 33rd student-athlete from Cornell to earn the distinction.
Marie has garnered first team academic all-district accolades the past two seasons. The Cedar Rapids Washington High School graduate is majoring in psychology and carries a 3.93 cumulative grade point average. Marie is also a two-time academic all-conference performer.
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
On the hardwood, Marie has rewritten the record books in her four seasons on the Hilltop. The 6-foot-2 forward set the program's career scoring mark earlier this campaign and currently ranks 12th on the MWC's all-time list with 1,394 points. Marie also holds Cornell career records for field goals made (512), free throws made (360) and free throws attempted (498).
Marie, a three-time all-conference basketball performer, leads the Rams in scoring this season at 13.5 points per game. She is shooting a career-best 53.6 percent from the field and 74.1 percent from the foul line. Marie averages 6.3 rebounds.
Marie has helped propel the 22-1 Rams to their most successful season in school history. Cornell, ranked in the Top 15 in two national polls, won the MWC regular-season title with a 17-1 mark. The Rams are No. 1 in the Central Region rankings.
The Rams earned the No. 1 seed in the MWC Tournament and play host to Carroll in a semifinal game at 5 p.m. Friday in the Small Multi-Sport Center. The championship tilt is 3 p.m. Saturday in Mount Vernon.
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