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Yarde Named 2011-12 MAAC
Student-Athlete of the Year
orielle Yarde ’12 of the women’s
basketball teamwas named the 2011-12
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Female
Student-Athlete of the Year. Yarde became
the fourth Marist student-athlete to receive
the award in the past 10 years, joining her
former teammate Rachele Fitz (2009-10) and
current Marist assistant coach Alisa Kresge
(2006-07). Additionally, David Bennett of
the men’s basketball team was named the
Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2002-03.
The 2012 MAAC Player of the Year
and MAAC Tournament MVP, Yarde led
the Red Foxes in nearly every statistical
category this past season. She was first in
scoring, rebounding, assists, and blocked
shots. She was also among the team leaders in
steals, field goal percentage, and three-point
percentage. Yarde finished her career ranked
in 10 of the 14 Marist top-10 categories for
individual records.
Yarde traditionally saved her best per-
formances for the national spotlight. In
the five NCAA Tournament games she
played in after becoming a full-time starter
her sophomore year, Yarde averaged 17.2
points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.8 assists against
some of the country’s best competition. She
recorded a double-double with 25 points and
12 rebounds in the 2011 second round against
Duke. In this past year’s NCAA first round,
Yarde scored 21 points and grabbed seven
Red Fox Roundup
boards in leading the 13th-seeded Red Foxes
to a 76-70 upset over fourth-seeded Georgia.
Along with her success on the court,
Yarde excelled in the classroom. She was
a three-time member of the MAAC All-
Academic Team. She was also nominated
for the NCAAWoman of the Year. She vol-
unteered with her teammates at the Special
Olympics and participated in the Kids’ Day
Out program. In the spring, Yarde graduated
cum laude, receiving her degree fromMarist
in psychology and special education.
“This is a terrific honor to validate a Hall
of Fame athletic career and is the true defini-
tion of the ‘final product’ of what a Marist
graduate should emulate,” Marist Director
of Athletics TimMurray says. “Marist could
not be more proud of Corielle and her accom-
237 Student-Athletes Named
to MAAC Academic Honor Roll
or the 11th straight year, Marist
led the MAAC in number of student-
athletes named to the MAAC Academic
Honor Roll. The Red Foxes had 237 student-
athletes honored for the 2011-12 season.
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. Marist had 66
more student-athletes named to the Honor
Roll than the next closest school.
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. 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.
During the 2011-12 academic year, Marist
had 16 student-athletes earn CoSIDA/Capital
One Academic All-District selections.
Swimmer Michelle Fountain ’12 was named
Third Team Academic All-American.
Marist Wins Women’s
Commissioner’s Cup
arist won the MAAC Women’s
Commissioner’s Cup for the third
straight year, and seventh time in the last
eight years.
In the 2011-12 school year, the Red Foxes
won conference championships in three
women’s sports: soccer, swimming and
diving, and basketball. Soccer won its first
MAAC championship, swimming and diving
captured its 13th conference championship,
and basketball took home the MAAC cham-
pionship for the eighth time.
Five Teams Earn NCAA
Public Recognition Awards
ive Marist teams earned NCAA Public
Recognition Awards for their 2010-11
Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The
women’s basketball, women’s cross country,
women’s indoor and outdoor track, and vol-
leyball teams were all awarded for being in
the top 10 percent of their respective sports
with their APRs during the 2010-11 academic
Marist Athletics
Corielle Yarde ’12 of the women’s basketball team
was named the 2011-12 Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
B y M i k e F e r r a r o ’ 01
and Br e ndan T homa s
Mike Ferraro ’01 is Marist's sports infor-
mation director, and Brendan Thomas is
assistant sports information director
Swimmer Michelle Fountain ’12
received academic accolades.
Marist had 66 more
student-athletes named to the MAAC
Academic Honor Roll than the next closest school.
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