March 11, 2013
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Basketball senior captain Lily Grenci earned two more major MAAC honors Monday. Grenci was named to both the MAAC All-Tournament and All-Academic Teams.
A native of Mars, Pa., Grenci concluded her Siena career with two fantastic performances this weekend. She scored a game-high 17 points and added nine rebounds in the sixth-seeded Saints' 52-48 upset of No. 3 Fairfield in the MAAC Quarterfinals Friday. Grenci then scored 28 points - just two off her career-high - and added 12 rebounds in her final collegiate game in the semifinals Saturday.
For the MAAC Tournament, Grenci averaged a double-double of 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and shot 54.3% (19-35) from the field and 57.1% (4-7) from three.
Grenci has been equally impressive off the court in earning her third consecutive MAAC All-Academic Team selection. A Sociology major, she currently possesses a 3.86 cumulative GPA.
Grenci recently concluded one of the most impressive two-year runs in program history. Over her final two years she totaled 935 points and was a First Team All-MAAC selection following each season.
Named the first student athlete in program history to be selected as one of 30 candidates nationally for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, Grenci was awarded entry into Siena College's Alpha Kappa Delta International Society in Sociology and was one of just 11 student athletes in the country to be named to the 10th Annual Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar Athlete Team following her senior season.
Entering today's MAAC Championship Game, Grenci ranked second in the league in scoring (15.9), third in rebounding (9.5), sixth in free throw percentage (79.0%) and 11th in steals (1.7).
Grenci concludes her Siena career with 1,074 career points and ranks fourth in program history in free throws made (347) and 19th in rebounding (624).