MOUNT VERNON – The career of Cornell College's most decorated women's basketball player ends fittingly as an All-American.
Senior Camille Marie was tabbed Saturday to the 2012-13 D3hoops.com All-America Fourth Team. The senior post player from Marion is the program's first All-America honoree, just days after making history as an all-region performer.
The 6-foot-2 Marie filled the center position on the five-player All-America Fourth Team, which includes Cydni Matsuoka (Vassar), Jill Woerner (Catholic), Claire Baecher (Williams) and Kyra Dayon (FDU-Florham).
D3hoops.com has selected All-America teams since 1998. A complete list of All-Americans can be found at 2012-13 D3hoops.com All-America Teams.
The All-America accolade tops an impressive list of accomplishments for Marie, the 2012-13 Midwest Conference Player of the Year who broke five career records during her final campaign while leading the Rams to unparalleled success on the hardwood. Marie, a graduate of Cedar Rapids Washington High School, earned First Team All-MWC honors and was among five players chosen to the D3hoops.com All-Central Region First Team.
The all-region selections, announced last week, can be found at 2012-13 D3hoops.com All-Region Teams.
Marie also flourished in the class room, carrying a 3.93 grade point average. The psychology major last month was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team.
Marie shattered the school's all-time scoring mark with 1,441 points in 98 games (14.7 ppg). The four-time all-conference performer also established career records for blocked shots (109), field goals made (532), free throws made (367) and free throws attempted (508). Marie ranks second in total rebounds (712) and field goals attempted (1,112), fourth in field goal percentage (47.8) and seventh in free throw percentage (72.2).
Marie averaged 13.2 points and 6.4 rebounds this past season. She shot a career-best 54.3 percent from the floor and connected at a 73.6-percent clip from the foul line. Marie netted double-figures scoring in 17 games, reaching the 20-point mark five times. She was key during Cornell's stretch run, averaging 18.7 points over a seven-game span from Jan. 23-Feb. 16.
Marie helped guide the Rams to an incredible 25-2 season, which ended with a 53-52 loss to St. Thomas in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Cornell, picked eighth in the MWC preseason poll, wound up running away with the league's regular-season and tournament titles and landed its first berth in the national tournament.
Cornell finished No. 16 in the USA Today Sports Top 25 Coaches' Poll, and No. 20 in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. The Rams entered the postseason ranked No. 1 in the Central Region. The program, led by eighth-year head coach Brent Brase, had never before received a single national vote or been regionally-ranked.
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