(AUSTIN, Texas) – Thomas More University senior point guard Madison Temple (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson High School) has been named to the Second-Team 2019 Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America Women's Basketball team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, student-athletes must have a cumulative 3.30 grade-point average (GPA) or higher, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution, and must have completed at least one calendar year at their institution. Nominees must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games and be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic and academic credentials.
Temple has maintained a 3.61-grade point average in Sports and Entertainment Marketing. In the classroom, Temple has been on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll every semester and a member of the Brown Honors Program. She also is very active in the community. She volunteers with Special Olympics, wraps Christmas presents for Catholic Charities, participates in local food drives, and tutors local elementary students.
On the court, Temple has established herself as one of the most versatile players in Thomas More history. As she leads the team into the 2019 national semifinals, she has already set program records for career points (2,142), field goals made (799), and assists (575). She is also third all-time in rebounds (802). Temple was named the D3hoops.com Great Lakes Region Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019, D3hoops.com First Team All-America in 2018, and WBCA Honorable Mention All-America in 2018. She most recently was named the winner of the Jostens Award Trophy.
Temple and the top-ranked Saints will play the ninth-ranked University of Scranton on Friday (March 15) at 7:30 p.m. in a national semifinal game at the Cregger Center on the campus of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.