MAAC Student-Athletes of the Week (11.26.12)
Release: November 26, 2012
Men's Basketball, Jr., G/F, 6-5 / 210, Tampa, Fla. / Tampa Prep
One of three captains on this year's team, Jay Bowie is a leader for the Marist men's basketball program on and off the court. Bowie has appeared in all 71 of Marist's games in his career, and has started 70 of them. An efficient offensive player, he is shooting .636 (14-for-22) from the field, .375 (3-for-8) from three-point range and 1.000 (6-for-6) from the free-throw line this season. On Nov. 23 at the Old Spice Classic, he grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds as Marist defeated Vanderbilt 50-33. In that game, the Red Foxes set a program record for fewest points allowed, and defeated an SEC school for the first time in program history. A Business Administration major, Bowie was selected to the MAAC All-Academic Team last year.
Allison Braun - Canisius College
Women's Basketball, Sr., F, 5-10, Erie, Pa./McDowell
Braun is in her second year as a captain for the Canisius women's basketball team. The Erie, Pa. native has a 3.87 grade point average, majoring in environmental studies. Braun is also an officer for the Canisius Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, representing the women's basketball team for the third year. A two-time member of the MAAC All-Academic Team, Braun is averaging 4.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Braun is also responsible for starting the "3 For A Cure" campaign the women's basketball team is sponsoring this season. The Golden Griffins have adopted a local student, Leah Manth, who is suffering neurofibromatosis. The team is asking fans to make a donation for each 3-pointer made by the team to help raise awareness and generate funds for research for the disease.