Kingsland grad named all-American in basketball
Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:36 AM
Mount Mercy senior guard Emily Greiner, a Kingsland graduate, was recently named NAIA Division II women's basketball all-American.
Kingsland graduate Emily Greiner received many honors for the season and her career at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Submitted photo)
Greiner was a third-team all-American selection. Greiner is also a first-team all-Midwest Collegiate Conference pick for the second year in a row and a two-time academic all-conference award winner.
She was Mount Mercy's leading scorer as a junior at 16.2 points per game and again this year at 18.6 points per outing, which ranked her 17th in the nation. She also hit 100 three-pointers this season, which was third in NAIA Division II and set the Mustangs' single-season mark. Greiner tied the career record for three-pointers as well (260).
Greiner also joined the 1,000-point club during the season in the second game of the season and finished with more than 1,500 points. She is also in the top three at Mount Mercy for free throws made and free throw percentage for her career.
Mount Mercy finished the season 27-9 overall and qualified for the national tournament for the first time since 1994-95. The Mustangs were runner-up in the MCC with a 15-3 league mark and reached the championship game of the conference tournament before advancing to the NAIA Division II quarterfinals.
Earlier this season, Greiner was the MCC Player of the Week for Nov. 14 and made the all-tournament teams at the Radisson Roseville Classic and La Quinta Stritch Holiday Classic.