LANCASTER, Pa. – Junior Emily Gibbons (Annapolis, Md./Severn School) took home the Centennial Conference Player of the Week award for the third time this season it was announced on Monday, Feb. 20.
Gibbons was named the conference's top player after turning in a tremendous effort in two Gettysburg College victories. The junior forward averaged 27 points and 17.5 rebounds, while shooting a blistering 67.6 percent from the floor for the week. In a 60-55 win at McDaniel College, Gibbons set a personal high with 30 points and she grabbed 21 rebounds to become the first Bullet ever with a 30-20 performance. For an encore, she turned in 24 points and 14 rebounds in a 57-42 decision over Ursinus College.
The junior is in the midst of one of the best seasons in school history and currently leads the conference in scoring (18.6 ppg), rebounding (13.8 rpg), field-goal percentage (.586), and double-doubles (21). She ranks third and sixth in NCAA Division III in double-doubles and rebounding, respectively. Gibbons has already set program records for total rebounds (345), defensive rebounds (248), and double-doubles and she is on pace to set new Gettysburg marks for field-goal percentage and rebounding average. She also just set the Centennial mark for consecutive double-doubles with her 13th in a row.
Gibbons and the Bullets still have more work to do as the postseason begins this week. Gettysburg (18-7, 14-6 CC) battles Johns Hopkins University (13-11, 12-8 CC) in the first round of the CC Tournament inside Bream Gym this Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m.