News & Notes



News & Notes for the week of 2/6-2/12 (Dylan Balsamo)

By Dylan Balsamo

Breakfast for Student-Athletes
Fordham University recognized and honored 416 student-athletes this weekend with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at their annual Breakfast of Champions. The 416 invited and in attendance represented more than 79 percent of Fordham’s student-athletes. The event was held in the McGinley Center and was sponsored by the Fordham Athletic Department with assistance from the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and the Office of Academic Advising.

Li Earns Recognition for Tennis
The A-10 Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Week honors for the first week of February were announced on Feb. 6 and awarded to outstanding Fordham freshman Nicole Li. The team had one match over the week’s span, a 7-0 victory over Quinnipiac, and Li led the way for the squad in both singles and doubles play. The fifth set of singles saw her defeat Layla Rodriguez 6-3, 6-0, and in doubles Li teamed up with fresman Genevieve Quenville to win third doubles 6-4 over Stephanie Yanosov and Alexandra Mircea.

Goulding Named A-10 Honoree
Mary Goulding, a senior and captain of Women’s Basketball, was this week named A-10 Player of the Week. This is her second time winning it in this season and in her career. In the Ram’s two games this week, Goulding stood out individually, averaging a double-double with 15.5 points, 10.0 rebounds (6.0 offensive), 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 0.5 blocks. Head coach Stephanie Gaitley said of the honor, “Mary is having an incredible senior year. Team success equals individual recognition and Mary deserves it!”

Honor Honored Again
For the fourth time this season, Men’s Basketball freshman guard Nick Honor, a graduate of Lake Highland in Orlando, Fla., was named the Atlantic 10’s Rookie of the Week. This week saw the Rams play two games, and Honor shined in both. In their win over Massachusetts on Wednesday, he had 18 points, going 4-5 from three and assisting on six other buckets. Honor also had 18 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds in the team’s loss to Duquesne on Saturday.