May 4, 2004

RIAIAW Names Deerfield’s Kari Geisler
a Distinguished Student-Athlete

          Providence, RI--The Rhode Island Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) named Rhode Island College sophomore Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) a Distinguished Student-Athlete at a reception held at Johnson & Wales University on Wednesday, May 4.
          Brown University, Bryant College, the Community College of Rhode Island, Johnson and Wales University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University and the University of Rhode Island each had one student-athlete from their respective institution receive this distinction.
          Geisler was recently named a Scholar-Athlete by the Speaker of the House and the Rhode Island House of Representatives at a reception at the State House on Apr. 27.
          Geisler, a physical education/health major, owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.87, and is an All-Little East Conference All-Star in both women’s basketball and volleyball.
          A Deerfield, New Hampshire native, Geisler played in 27 games, starting 24 of them, during the women’s basketball season this past winter. She averaged a team-high 9.4 rebounds per game to go along with 10.4 points, and 1.1 steals per contest. For her efforts, she was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She posted eight double-doubles and scored in double-figures 16 times. Geisler’s 10.4 rebounds per game led the LEC. Geisler was also selected as the LEC Player of the Week twice throughout the season.
          On the volleyball court this past fall, Geisler was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. She played in 125 games in 33 matches as an outside hitter and accumulated 354 kills, a .212 hitting percentage, 30 service aces, 96 digs, and 42 blocks. Geisler was also named to the Bridgewater State College Invitational All-Tournament team. Geisler is currently third all-time in RIC women’s volleyball program history with 605 career kills and ranks ninth with a .205 career hitting percentage.

She is a 2003 graduate of Pinkerton Academy.