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Courtney Warley

School

Manhattan College

Position
Center
Major
Marketing

Classroom

Warley holds a 3.851 GPA, including a perfect 4.0 last semester, and is majoring in finance and management, with a minor in psychology. She has also been selected to the MAAC All-Academic Team twice, and was recently inducted into the prestigious Epsilon Sigma Pi honor society at the annual Fall Honors Convocation. Epsilon Sigma Pi is the oldest college-wide honor society on campus, and saw its inauguration on campus in 1933. During its history, Epsilon Sigma Pi has fulfilled the purpose of its founders “to serve as a medium of recognition for students whose scholastic achievements throughout the first three years of college study warrant such recognition by the College and their fellow students.”

Character

Warley is respected by everyone within the women’s basketball program and the school. That was no more apparent than last year, when she was voted as the Manhattan College Athletic Department Student-Athlete Of the Year. She leads by example, and is in her third year as a team captain. She routinely is more excited for her teammates’ accomplishments than her own. Warley also has assisted the athletic department in working at the front desk of Draddy Gymnasium, and is always willing to lend a helping hand while greeting everyone with a smile.

Community

Warley has been a staple in the community during her time in Riverdale. She planned a Black Lives Matter vigil that the women’s basketball team held on campus in October. Warley is on the new MAAC subcommittee for diversity and inclusion. Last year, Warley helped Manhattan pace the MAAC in community service, and was a major factor in women’s basketball registering 446 service hours as a team, working in the community at local schools, nursing homes and the Riverdale YMHA.

Competition

Warley is one of the unquestioned leaders of a Manhattan outfit that was selected to win the league title. A preseason All-MAAC selection, Warley is among the leagues in scoring (12.3 ppg), rebounding (10.9 rpg), free throw percentage (.829), steals (2.1 spg) and minutes (35.9).

Last year, Warley became just the eighth player in program history to earn All-MAAC first team honors and was named to the All-Met second team, the program’s highest All-Met accolade since 2011. Warley averaged 11.6 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest last season, while shooting 48.6 percent from the field and nabbing 2.4 steals per game, ranking 38th in NCAA Division I.

As a sophomore, Warley earned All-MAAC third team honors while being slated as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Warley also earned 2018 MAAC All-Rookie Team honors as a freshman.