Gibbons Earns All-America Honor from D3hoops

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D3hoops.com All-America Team

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. 
 Junior Emily Gibbons (Annapolis, Md./Severn School) was named All-America Honorable Mention by D3hoops.com it was announced Saturday night in conjunction with the NCAA Division III national championship game.
 
Gibbons is the first women's player to earn national accolades in the 20-year history of the D3hoops.com All-America Team. She is the seventh Gettysburg player overall to grab All-America recognition from a national organization and the first since Caitlin Moser '11 was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association/State Farm All-America First Team in 2009-10.
 
The Gettysburg forward turned in one of the best seasons in program history this season. In addition to setting eight school records, Gibbons led the entire Centennial Conference in points per game (18.9), rebounds per game (13.3), field-goal percentage (.580), and double-doubles (22). She smashed the program records for total points (530) and total rebounds (372) and finished top 10 in the country in rebounds (third), field goals made (fourth), double-doubles (fourth), defensive rebounds per game (fifth), and rebounds per game (seventh).
 
Gibbons set a new conference standard with 14 consecutive double-doubles and she failed to reach double-figure points only once. She scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed 21 rebounds at McDaniel College, becoming the first Gettysburg player ever to record a 30-20 line. She grabbed double-figure rebounds in 23 games, including a career-high 22 at Washington College. Gibbons capped her season with 26 points against Muhlenberg College in the conference title game.
 
The junior forward also became just the fourth Bullet to reach 1,000 career points before the end of her third season. For her career, Gibbons ranks among the top 10 in school history in defensive rebounds per game (1st, 6.6), field-goal percentage (4th, .536), rebounding average (4th, 9.3), defensive rebounds (6th, 500), scoring average (7th, 13.7), field goals made (7th, 435), and rebounds (10th, 705).
 
In addition to her first national award, Gibbons was named D3hoops.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, Centennial Conference Player of the Year, and All-CC First Team. She was named CC Player of the Week three times and D3hoops.com Team of the Week once.
 
With its star player leading the way, Gettysburg made a run at the Centennial title before finishing runner-up to Muhlenberg in the tournament finale. The Bullets finished 20-8 overall and 14-6 in conference play.