Gannon University women's basketball player Tori Obenrader and Chelsea Rourke earned All-Conference honors for the Knights
Two Gannon women's basketball players earned All-Conference honors for the Knights as the PSAC announced a set of first and second teams for the PSAC West. Tori Obenrader (Fryburg, Pa./North Clarion) and Chelsea Rourke (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) represent Gannon in the selections.
Obenrader was named to the PSAC West All-Conference First Team after a stellar sophomore season for the Knights. She averaged 16.8 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game through the regular season. Her scoring average ranks ninth in the PSAC, while her rebounding average ranks sixth. Obenrader also shot a team-best 53.4 percent from the field in the regular season ranking fourth in the PSAC.
Obenrader has notched nine double-doubles for Gannon this season including her current streak of three straight. Most recently, she scored 19 points and grabbed 10 boards to help lead the Knights past Edinboro and secure a spot in the PSAC Final Four. Obenrader posted a career performance with 36 points vs. Fairmont State in the 2019-20 home opener. She also grabbed 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the year.
Rourke was named to the PSAC West All-Conference Second Team to cap her senior season with the Knights. Rourke averaged 11.7 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 1.3 blocks per game in the regular season. Rourke has rewritten the record books in her tenure with the Knights. She is 13th on the all-time scoring lists with 1,246 points. She ranks fourth all-time with 135 blocks, and 10th all-time with 146 three-pointers made. Rourke also ranks in the top-20 all-time in games played (117/T16th) and rebounds (540/17th).
Earlier this season, Rourke scored her 1,000th career-point vs. Wheeling on Dec. 17. Rourke went off in the game scoring and career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 from the field. She also grabbed six rebounds and notched a career-best six blocks in the meeting. Her six blocks is a PSAC single-game record this season. Rourke is one of Gannon's leading three-point shooters as she makes over 44 percent of her attempts. She scored 21 points vs. Seton Hills and went 5-of-6 from the arc for a season-best.
Obenrader, Rourke, and the Knights will be back in action on Saturday as they head to Indiana, Pa. for the PSAC Final Four. West No. 2 Gannon will play East No. 1 Shippensburg at 1 pm.