EDISON, N.J. – Marist had a conference-high 246 student-athletes named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Academic Honor Roll, which was released on Monday. It is the 12th consecutive season in which the Red Foxes have led the MAAC in honorees.

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 two student-athletes named Capital One Academic All-American Third Team in the 2012-13 season. Chelsea Botta (East Longmeadow, Mass.) of women’s soccer and Kate Conard (East Setauket, N.Y.) of women’s swimming and diving each earned the honor in their respective sports.

"I continue to be extremely proud of the work that our student-athletes and coaches have done in embracing Marists' academic competitiveness," Marist Director or Athletics Tim Murray said. "We continue to demonstrate that we can compete nationally at a high level both athletically and academically."

A total of 1,625 student-athletes from the MAAC’s 10 member institutions and 14 associate members were honored for their achievements both in the classroom and on the playing field. To be eligible for the MAAC Academic Honor Roll, an athlete must hold a grade point average of 3.20 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The Honor Roll is open to both full-time and associate members of the MAAC with athletes represented in all 24 sports that the conference sponsors.

Institution Honorees
Iona 165
Fairfield 154
Loyola (Md.) 136
Manhattan 136
Canisius 135
Niagara 124
Rider 123
Siena 123
Saint Peter's 99

(men's lacrosse, women's rowing)

Detroit (men's lacrosse) 24
Robert Morris (women's rowing) 24
Sacred Heart (women's rowing) 18
Wagner (water polo) 14
VMI (men's lacrosse, water polo) 12
Villanova (water polo0 12
Drake (women's rowing) 10
St. Francis (N.Y.) (water polo) 8
Hartford (women's golf) 7
Bryant (men's swimming & diving) 5
Butler (women's golf) 4
Albany (women's golf) 2
Boston University (women's golf) 2

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