Gibbons, Dorshimer Selected to All-Region Team

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Senior Emily Gibbons (Annapolis, Md./Severn School) and junior Emma Dorshimer(Jenkintown, Pa./Jenkintown) continued to make history as part of a record-breaking season for the Gettysburg College women's basketball team, becoming the first teammates to garner All-Mid-Atlantic Region status from
Gibbons was named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team for the second consecutive season. She is the second Gettysburg player to land on the top team twice, joining Caitlin Moser '11 who accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2010. Dorshimer became the first guard in program history to earn all-region status from as a second-team selection.
Gibbons capped one of the greatest careers in school history with another outstanding campaign with the Orange and Blue. The senior forward averaged a double-double for the second consecutive season with 13.6 points and 11 rebounds per game. She finished 11th in the Centennial Conference in scoring and second in rebounding on the way to being tabbed CC Player of the Year and All-CC First Team for the second time. Gibbons also canned 53.2 percent of her shot attempts to pace the league for the second year in a row. Additionally, she averaged 2.3 assists per game and set a new personal high with 38 steals.
The senior opened the season by being named MVP of the Mary Washington Tip-off Tournament, which included a 29-point, 22-rebound performance against Lehman College in the opener. She averaged 18 points and 13.5 rebounds in a pair of wins over nationally-ranked Muhlenberg College. Gibbons nearly posted a triple-double with 16 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists in the conference semis against Johns Hopkins. She closed the conference championship with her 10th double-double of the year and led Gettysburg past Haverford College for the tournament title.
Gibbons closed her career as the only basketball player – male or female – to post 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds at Gettysburg. She finished as the program's all-time leader with 1,023 rebounds, one of 14 season and career records she established at Gettysburg. Gibbons' 1,432 career points rank fifth in school history.
A political science major and writing/education minor, Gibbons is set to join Teach for America in Arizona following graduation in May.
Dorshimer gained her first all-region award as Gettysburg's leading scorer. The sophomore guard poured in 14.6 points per game this season, good enough for seventh in the conference. A two-time All-CC First Team honoree, Dorshimer set a new program standard with 66 three-pointers made. She also led the CC in free throw shooting at 80.7 percent. Additionally, she averaged 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
Dorshimer posted double-figures in all but four of the 28 games she played, including six 20-point performances. She tied a career-high with 30 points against Johns Hopkins during the regular season and posted 21 points against NCAA qualifier Skidmore College during the HoopMIA D3 Holiday Shootout. Dorshimer capped the season with a team-best 21 points against No. 16 Montclair State University in the NCAA playoffs.
No Gettysburg player has tallied more points than Dorshimer through her first three seasons. The junior has scored 1,246 points and already ranks seventh in program history. She ranks as the program's best three-point shooter at 39.1 percent for her career, while she is second all-time in three-pointers made (172) and free throw percentage (.832).
Gettysburg set a new standard for victories by going 26-3 this season. The Bullets went 19-1 in the CC and captured the program's second league title. The team closed the year by advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship.