March 16, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Navy's Jade Geif (Sr., Lakeville, Minn.) was named to the 2014 All-Patriot League Tournament Team Saturday after the conclusion of the event. With this accolade, Geif becomes the first women's basketball player in league history to garner all-league tournament honors in each of her four seasons.
Geif was selected as the MVP of the 2011 and 2012 tournaments before earning all-league tournament honors in both 2013 and 2014. She is one of three players in league history to have been selected as the MVP of the event twice in a career.
Geif averaged 17.0 points and 7.5 rebounds a game while shooting 59.0 percent (13-22) from the floor in Navy's tournament games this year against Lehigh (14 points, 7 rebounds) and Holy Cross (20 points, 8 rebounds).
In 11 career Patriot League Tournament games, Geif scored in double figures nine times, tallied at least 20 points on three occasions and shot 52.6 percent from the floor. Additionally, she snared at least seven rebounds in nine games including 10 or more boards three times. Her 156 career points and 87 career rebounds are Navy Patriot League Tournament records.
Seven other players have earned a trio of all-league tournament laurels, including Geif's teammate, Alix Membreno (Sr., Loxahatchee, Fla.).
Navy will learn its WNIT opponent when the 64-team field is announced late Monday night.
Women's basketball players with at least 3 All-Patriot League Tournament honors
4 - Jade Geif, Navy: 2011 (MVP), 2012 (MVP), 2013, 2014
3 - Lauren Maney, Holy Cross: 1994, 1995 (MVP), 1996
3 - Anna Kinne, Holy Cross: 1998, 1999 (MVP), 2000 (MVP)
3 - Jeanette Paukert, Holy Cross: 2000, 2001, 2002
3 - Molly Creamer, Bucknell: 2000, 2002 (MVP), 2003
3 - Cara Enight, Army: 2005, 2006 (MVP), 2008
3 - Erica Prosser, Lehigh: 2009, 2010, 2011
3 - Alix Membreno, Navy: 2011, 2012, 2013 (MVP)