Senior Ashley Gehrin (Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham), junior Meredith Brown (Landisburg, Pa./West Perry), and sophomore Carly Rice (Pennington, N.J./The Pennington School) were each named to the All-Centennial Conference Women’s Basketball Team it was announced on Wednesday, March 4.
Gehrin picked up her third consecutive all-conference honor after being named first-team, while Brown notched her second in a row with second-team accolades, and Rice collected her first as being recognized as an honorable mention.
Gehrin has produced a stellar, record-breaking senior campaign that will continue this Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship. She leads the team in scoring (16.5 ppg), rebounds (6.5 rpg), steals (21), free throw percentage (81.5), while second in assists (56) and field goal percentage (49.2). The senior guard has proven to be one of the best offensive players in the league as she ranks second in the CC in field goal percentage, third in three-point percentage, fifth in points per game, and seventh in rebounds per game. She set a career mark by becoming the fourth Bullet to score 37 points in a game, which ties her for second in program history, at Saint Vincent College earlier this season. The first-team honoree also scored her 1,000th-point during that game, becoming the 17th member of Gettysburg’s 1,000-point club. She is the program’s third all-time leader in free throws made with 306, fourth in free throws attempted, eighth all-time in points with 1,293, and tenth in field goals made (454).
Brown has been a solid contributor for the Bullets squad again this season. She is second on the team behind Gehrin in scoring (8.6 ppg), third in rebounds (5.0 rpg) and field goal percentage (45.7), while ranking sixth in the league in field goal percentage. Brown compiled her lone double-double of the season at Johns Hopkins University, tallying 14 points and 10 rebounds, which was the third of her career, while she was nearly close in a handful of other games. The junior forward has logged in 11 double-digit scoring outputs, seven of which have come in the last 10 games, with her season-high currently coming at 19 against Swarthmore College. In three seasons thus far, she has gathered 644 points, 435 rebounds, 92 assists, and is making 49 percent of her shoots from the field.
Rice has emerged as one of the top three-point shooters in the conference. She is second at 41.7 percentage, trailing behind classmate Christina Richson (Summit, N.J./Summit), in the league from beyond the arc. The sophomore guard scored a career-high 23 points against Franklin & Marshall College, and with that performance, it helped her land the Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors, the first of her career. Rice has set career numbers in nearly every category this season – minutes (456), field goal percentage (41.8), three-point percentage (41.7), free throw percentage (73.1), rebounds (76), assists (31), steals (13), and scoring (225 points).
In addition, sophomore Avery Bennett (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) was named to the CC All-Sportsmanship Team. She has appeared in 19 games as a reserve, tallying 33 points, 35 rebounds, seven assists, and five blocks.
The Bullets will be making the short drive down to Arlington, Virginia, to face Marymount (Va.) University in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship this Friday at 7:30 p.m.
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.