Emory's Rapp & Gigax Earn NABC District Honors

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Emory University seniors Whit Rapp (Noblesville, IN) and Adam Gigax (Mason, OH) have been  recognized for their fine play during the 2017-18 season by earning berths on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-South District Team.

The duo were both named to the second team after helping the Eagles to a final record of 23-5, the second-highest win total in school history, and a spot in the NCAA D-III Tournament Round of 16 for the fourth time in five years.

The 6-foot Rapp directed the Emory offensive attack form his point-guard post and closed out the season by leading the University Athletic Association with an average of 7.6 assists per game, with that effort third in the Division III ranks (through Mar. 10) and second on the school's seasonal chart. Despite missing six games early in the year, Rapp, who garnered All-UAA First Team honors, totaled 167 assists, the fourth-highest seasonal effort in school annals and seventh among this year's national leaders. He doled out 10 or more assists on five occasions (20 during his career) including a season-high 13 against LeTourneau University in the second round of the postseason.  He wound up the campaign with a league-best 3.88 assist/turnover ratio which ranked fourth in D-III.   He scored in double figures in eight games, averaging 7.2 points over the course of the year.  Career-wise he stands as Emory's all-time leader with 629 assists and his 6.0 per-game average in that department ranks as the program's No. 1 all-time mark.

The 6-foot-7 Gigax started all 26 of the games he saw action in and finished second on the club and sixth on the UAA scoring list with a 14.1 points-per-game average. A First-Team All-UAA selection for the third straight season, Gigax produced 19 double-figure scoring contests (63 in career), including five outings of 20 or more points.  He topped the Eagles' scoring attack in 10 contests, one of which was a season-high 27 points vs.  Carnegie Mellon (Feb. 9).  He knocked down a team-leading 72 three-point field goals, fourth on the Eagles' seasonal chart, and his average of 2.7 triples per game placed second among the league leaders.  He was successful on 38.1 percent (72 of 189) of his three-point attempts, slotting him third in the UAA.  He closed out his four-year run in the program in the No. 8 spot on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,244 points, and his 209 three-point field goals were the second-highest total in program history.