FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 15, 2012

 

CYNTHIA GAUDET JOINS RIC
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STAFF

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College has named Cynthia Gaudet as an assistant women’s basketball coach. She will assist Head Coach Kara Williamson in all phases of the program including, recruiting, scouting, administering practice and game coaching.

 

“I am honored to have been asked to fill the assistant coaching position under the direction of Coach Williamson,” stated Gaudet. “It was with great enthusiasm that I accepted this position and remain a part of the program. I look forward to being able to contribute to the development of these young players in a positive way.”

 

“We are very fortunate to have Cynthia remain a part of the RIC women’s basketball program as the newest member of the coaching staff,” said Williamson. “Cynthia’s knowledge of the game, competitiveness and work ethic are going to be great assets in maintaining the positive, successful and hardworking culture of our program.”

 

 

 

Gaudet spent one season with Rhode Island College in 2011-12, after spending three seasons with Div. II Franklin Pierce. Led by her stellar play, the Anchorwomen set the program record for wins in a season with 25 and earned the programs’ first-ever Little East Conference Regular Season Championship. Rhode Island College followed that feat with its first-ever Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship as well, clinching its first NCAA Div. III Tournament appearance since 1985.

 

As a senior in 2011-2012, Gaudet was named the Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year, while also being named First Team All-Little East and to the league’s All-Defensive team. On top of that, Gaudet was named Second Team All-Northeast Region by D3Hoops.com and Second Team All-Region by the New England Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (NEWBA). Gaudet received the Kevin McNamara Award, signifying her as the Women’s Basketball Player of the Year (C.C./Div. III). Furthermore, the Coventry, R.I. native received a Distinguished Student-Athlete Award from the Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) and was recognized by the honorable, Gordon D. Fox, Speaker of the House, and the Rhode Island House of Representatives as a distinguished scholar athlete.

 

 

 

Gaudet played and started in all 29 games for the Anchorwomen in 2011-12. She led the team with 15.9 points, 4.1 assists and 3.3 steals per game on the year, while also posting 3.5 rebounds per game. She led the conference in steals and ranked in the top five in points, assists, free throw percentage and three-point shooting. She notched a career-high 27 points at Emmanuel on Dec. 1 that included a 14-for-14 performance from the free throw line, which is tied for fourth all-time in program history for free throws made in a single game. Gaudet posted double-digits in scoring 27 times on the season, while her 119 assists on the year is tied for seventh all-time in single-season program history.

 

While at Franklin Pierce, Gaudet was named Third Team All-Northeast 10 following her junior season, as well as ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I First Team. She was also twice named to the Northeast 10 Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team during her tenure with the Ravens. In her three seasons at Franklin Pierce, spanning from 2007 to 2010, her Ravens reached the NCAA Div. II National Championship, the NCAA Div. II Final Four, and the NCAA Div. II Elite Eight. She averaged 6.7 points, 2.6 assists, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.1 steals over the course of those three seasons.

 

 

 

In her four years of collegiate basketball, Gaudet played in 130 games, starting 71 of them. She compiled 1,141 points, 386 assists, 293 rebounds, and 213 steals, while knocking down 100 career three-pointers. Gaudet averaged 8.8 points, 3.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game for her career.

 

Gaudet received a bachelor’s degree in both biology and mathematics from Rhode Island College in 2012 and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in biology.

 

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