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Gregory Echenique
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Echenique Named to Defensive All-America Team

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton University junior Gregory Echenique has been named to the Mid-Major Defensive All-America Team. Echenique is one of seven repeat honorees on the squad and is joined by Wichita State senior Toure' Murry as the only Missouri Valley Conference representatives on the list.

Earlier this year became CU's first honoree to be named MVC Defensive Player of the Year. The Guatire, Venezuela native averaged 7.3 rebounds per game and also posted 1.6 blocked shots per game. He led the MVC in blocked shots for the second straight year, swatting 57 shots.

Rather selecting a first, second, third team and honorable mentions; the Mid-Major Defensive All-America squad is just one team.

As a team, Creighton went 29-6 and reached the third-round of the NCAA Tournament.

Tommy Brenton 6-5 Jr. Stony Brook
Rhamel Brown 6-6 So. Manhattan
Eric Buckner 6-10 Sr. Georgia State
Will Cherry 6-1 Jr. Montana
Ceola Clark III 6-3 Sr. Western Illinois
Ian Clark 6-3 Jr. Belmont
Bryan Cohen 6-6 Sr. Bucknell
Damian Eargle 6-7 Jr. Youngstown State
Gregory Echenique* 6-9 Jr. Creighton
Jamelle Hagins* 6-8 Jr. Delaware
Trevon Harmon* 6-1 Sr. Cleveland State
Eli Holman* 6-10 Sr. Detroit
Jewuan Long 6-1 Sr. Murray State
Kelvin Martin* 6-5 Sr. Charleston Southern
William Mosley* 6-7 Sr. Northwestern State
Toure' Murry 6-5 Sr. Wichita State
Ronald Nored 6-0 Sr. Butler
Kyle O'Quinn* 6-10 Sr. Norfolk State
Darius Theus 6-3 Jr. VCU
Casper Ware 5-10 Sr. Long Beach State
Antwaine Wiggins 6-7 Sr. College of Charleston
*2011 honoree      
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