Rivier College Women's Basketball Player Blair Caprenter Nominated for Academic All-America
NASHUA, N.H.—Blair Carpenter, a sophomore at Rivier
College, has become the first student-athlete in school history to
receive an Academic All-America nomination. An elementary education
major from Meredith, NH, Carpenter has earned a 3.92 GPA while
racking up honors on the basketball court.
Women’s basketball coach Kelly O’Connell says, “Blair is the epitome of 'student-athlete'. She is a true competitor and performs at the highest level both on the basketball court and in the classroom. The entire Rivier athletic department is extremely proud of Blair and her accomplishments in and out of the classroom.”
Carpenter averages 17.4 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game. She has tallied a 3-point field goal percentage of .46 and a free-throw percentage of .708. Her freshman year, she was named New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Association Rookie of the Year, NEWBA Rookie of the Week, GNAC Rookie of the Week three times. This year, Carpenter has earned GNAC Player of the Week honors.
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selects Academic All-America teams in 12 programs: football, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's track & field/cross country, women's track & field/cross country, men's at-large and women's at-large. To be nominated, the student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. To be eligible, an athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his or her current institution.