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Katelyn Fischer Named First Team Academic All-America

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Towson, Md. – Marymount University senior guard Katelyn Fischer was named Capital One Division III First Team Academic All-America®, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday. Fischer is the second Saint in school history to garner Academic All-America honors and the only one to earn first team honors.

A business major from Reisterstown, Md., Fischer earns first team accolades while posting a cumulative 3.97 grade point average during her tenure with the Saints. She is the reigning Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-American.

Fischer has shown no signs of slowing down this season, leading the CAC in scoring with 17.1 points per game and three-point shooting at 45.0 percent while ranking in the top-five in five other statistical categories. She is currently second in field goal percentage at a 48.3% clip, assists with 5.2 a game and steals at 3.2 an outing. Fischer is also third in free throw shooting at 81.1% and assist to turnover ratio at 1.5 a clip.

Nationally, Fischer ranks third overall in three-point shooting, 21st in assists, 46th in steals, 60th in field goal percentage and 70th in scoring. As a team the Saints are fifth nationally in three-point shooting and 12th in scoring defense, holding opponents to a paltry 47.2 points per game.

Fischer has scored in double-figures in 23 of 25 games this season for Marymount. She has also posted 20 points or more in nine games. Recently against CAC rival Mary Washington, Fischer became the 20th player in program history to score 1,000 career points. She is also one of just six players to score 1,000 points, grab 300 rebounds, dish out 300 assists and log 150 steals in a career.

The 2013 Capital One Academic All-America ® Men's Basketball and Women’s Basketball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America teams programs in 2011.

Marymount returns to action on Thursday, February 21, as it hosts the semifinals of the CAC Tournament. The Saints claimed the league’s regular season title for the 11th time in program history and earned a first round bye. Tip-off for Thursday’s game is set for 7 p.m. against an opponent to be determined and fans can follow the action live by logging on to www.marymount.edu/athletics/wBasketball and selecting the “live stats” and “live video” links.