Baker’s Gibson receives NAIA honor
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In her first season with the team, junior Emily Gibson was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American on Tuesday afternoon.
Gibson, a 6-foot-1 center from Kansas City, Mo., finished fifth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference in scoring with 14.8 points per game and first in rebounds per game with 10.1 en route to being named a first-team All-HAAC performer.
Gibson, the HAAC Newcomer of the Year as a junior transfer from Washburn University, also finished inside the top five in blocks per game (2nd, 1.69); field goal percentage (4th, .497) and double doubles (1st, 17).
"It's a great honor for Emily especially in her first year with the program," BU coach Susan Decker said. "We know she will continue to make a huge impact on the program with her abilities and we look forward to seeing what she can accomplish as a senior." Decker said.
Baker finished the season with a 18-14 overall record. The Wildcats earned a trip to the HAAC Tournament for the tenth straight season, falling to the top-seeded William Jewell Cardinals in the semifinals.