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GETTYSBURG, Pa. – For the second consecutive season, Gettysburg College senior forward Emily Gibbons(Annapolis, Md./Severn School) was lauded as an All-American by it was announced on Saturday, March 17.
Gibbons, who was the program's first All-American as a junior, moved up from honorable mention to third team status after completing her final year with the Bullets. She was named Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America Honorable Mention on Friday and becomes Gettysburg's first two-time All-American in women's basketball. The last men's basketball player to earn national accolades twice was Ron Warner '62 in 1961 and 1962.
Gibbons goes down as one of the greatest players ever to don the Orange and Blue. Her long list of major awards includes two selections to the All-Mid-Atlantic First Team, two nods as Centennial Conference Player of the Year, and four all-conference certificates. She concluded her career as the only basketball player in school history to score over 1,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds in a career.
Following a junior season that saw her set eight single-season program records, including points (530) and rebounds (372), Gibbons changed her game to accommodate a more balanced lineup for the Bullets. She still averaged a double-double with 13.6 points and 11 rebounds per game, while pacing the conference in field goal percentage (.532). Gibbons also averaged 2.3 assists per game and recorded 10 double-doubles.
Gettysburg thrived behind its senior leader, running its way to a 19-1 record in league play and rolling to the program's first Centennial crown in five years. The Bullets set a program record for victories (26) and marched into the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship. Gettysburg won more games (81) during her tenure than any other four-year period in program history.
Gibbons finished as the program's all-time leader with 1,023 rebounds, one of 14 season and career records she established at Gettysburg. She also set career marks for defensive rebounds (730) and defensive rebounding average (7.0 rpg), while finishing second in rebounding average (9.7 rpg), fourth in field-goal percentage (.535) and field goals made (603), and fifth in points (1,432).
A political science major and writing/education minor, Gibbons is set to join Teach for America in Arizona following graduation in May.