OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton University junior Gregory Echenique has been named to the CollegeInsider.com 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.