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Katelyn Fischer Repeats as First Team Academic All-District

Friday, February 01, 2013
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University senior guard Katelyn Fischer was named Capital One First Team Academic All-District®, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. First Team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

A business major from Reisterstown, Md., Fischer earns first team accolades for the second-straight season while posting a cumulative 3.97 grade point average during her tenure with the Saints. She is also 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 17.8 points per game and three-point shooting at 44.1 percent while ranking in the top-five in five other statistical categories. She is currently second in field goal percentage at a 48.8% clip, assists with 5.0 a game and steals at 3.2 an outing. Fischer is also third in free throw shooting at 80.0% and fourth in assist to turnover ratio at 1.4 a clip.

Nationally, Fischer ranks seventh overall in three-point shooting, 25th in assists, 45th in steals, 55th in field goal percentage and 56th in scoring. As a team the Saints are fifth nationally in three-point shooting and 14th in scoring defense, holding opponents to a paltry 48.2 points per game.

Fischer has scored in double-figures in 20 of 21 games this season for Marymount. She has also posted 20 points or more in eight 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-District ® 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.