Maggie Blair Named to Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Junior guard Maggie Blair (Briarcliff, N.Y.) of the Manhattan College women's basketball team has been selected to the 2012 Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team. She was one of 22 basketball student-athletes (11 men, 11 women) to receive the honor.
Blair appeared in all 34 contests during the 2011-12 campaign, as Manhattan advanced to the semifinals of the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) for the second straight season. A team captain, she averaged 1.7 points and 0.9 rebounds per game while also ranking third on the squad with 1.9 assists per contest. Blair handed out a career-high eight assists in a win over East Tennessee State on Nov. 19.
A double-major in finance and management, Blair was one of two honorees to boast a perfect 4.00 GPA, joining UMBC's Michelle Kurowski. She has the highest GPA in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and is a two-time MAAC All-Academic Team selection. Blair is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). She was selected to represent the MAAC at the NCAA's annual SAAC convention this summer. In addition, Blair is one of 10 student-athletes featured in the "A Day In the Life" video presentation as a part of the MAAC exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Now in its 11th year, the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association consists of the 99 Division I institutions that don't sponsor football. To be selected to the Scholar-Athlete Team, basketball players need to be a starter or significant reserve and have appeared in at least 50 percent of their team's games. In addition, student-athletes need to have reached junior academic standing, completed at least three semesters at their institution, and have a GPA of 3.20 or higher.