May 3, 2012






Smithfield, R.I.—Rhode Island College senior guard Cynthia Gaudet (Coventry, RI) received a Distinguished Student-Athlete Award from the Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) at a banquet hosted by the Bryant University on Thursday evening.




Gaudet spent one season with Rhode Island College, after spending three years with Div. II Franklin Pierce. In her four years of collegiate basketball, Gaudet played in 130 games, starting 71 of them. She totaled 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.




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. In addition, Gaudet was named Second Team All-Northeast Region by and Second Team All-Region by the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA). Gaudet received the Cox Sports/R.I. Basketball Media Kevin McNamara Award, signifying her as the Women’s Basketball Player of the Year (C.C./Div. III).


She played in 29 games, starting all of them. Gaudet 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, which included a 14-for-14 performance from the free throw line. That tied her for fourth all-time in program history for free throws made in a single game. Gaudet also handed out a season-high seven assists at Bridgewater State on Nov. 22, hauled in a season-high seven rebounds on Dec. 6 against Salve Regina, and registered six steals on five different occasions. The point guard recorded her 1,000th career point in a win over Tufts on Jan. 31. She posted double-digits in scoring 27 times on the season. Her 119 assists on the year is tied for seventh all-time in single-season program history.




While at Franklin Pierce, she 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.


She is a biology and mathematics major and a 2007 graduate of La Salle Academy.


The 2011-12 Rhode Island College Anchorwomen posted a program-record 25-4 overall mark and a 13-1 (first place) mark in the Little East Conference. RIC won both the Little East Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships and advanced to the NCAA Div. III Tournament for the first time in 27 years.