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Chelsea Botta (left) and Michelle Fountain were named CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-Americans in 2012
Courtesy: Marist Athletics

Top 10 Of 2012, #6 - Marist Student-Athletes Enjoy Successful Academic Year

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
Release: December 26, 2012
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It was another tremendously successful year for Marist student-athletes in the classroom. The Red Foxes led the MAAC in selections to the conference's Academic Honor Roll for the 11th straight year, and had two Academic All-Americans in the calendar year.

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EDISON, N.J. - Marist had a conference-best 237 student-athletes named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Academic Honor Roll. The Red Foxes had the MAAC's highest total of honorees for the 11th straight year.

The students placed on the MAAC Academic Honor Roll cover 22 of Marist's 23 varsity sports. The lone exception is football, in which the Red Foxes compete in the Pioneer Football League (PFL). Marist had 27 student-athletes named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll, which requires a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

In the 2011-12 academic year, Marist had 16 student-athletes earn CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District selections. Senior swimmer Michelle Fountain (Sayville, N.Y.) was named Third Team Academic All-American. In the fall of 2012, senior soccer player Chelsea Botta (East Longmeadow, Mass.) was also named Third Team Academic All-American.

A student-athlete must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale to be nominated for the Honor Roll, which is open to both full-time and associate members of the MAAC. A total of 1,569 student-athletes were honored. Here is the total number of honorees per school:

Marist, 237
Iona, 171
Rider, 163
Fairfield, 146
Manhattan, 128
Canisius, 126
Saint Peter's, 119
Siena, 118
Loyola, 116
Niagara, 97
Jacksonville (men's lacrosse, women's rowing), 37
Detroit (men's lacrosse), 20
Robert Morris (women's rowing), 18
Wagner (water polo), 15
Drake (women's rowing), 13
VMI (men's lacrosse, water polo), 12
St. Francis (N.Y.) (water polo), 10
Sacred Heart (women's rowing), 9
Villanova (water polo), 6
Hartford (women's golf), 4
Albany (women's golf), 3
Boston University (women's golf), 1