Grcic and Phillips Closing in on 1,000 Career Points

Athletics PhotoA pair of seniors on the hardcourt for the Duhawks are approaching a career milestone and on the verge of joining an elite group. Seniors Mirko Grcic and Kaitlin Phillips began the 2015-16 season with the goal  of a conference championship for their respective teams. With both student-athletes having exceptional seasons,  the men’s and women’s teams are in contention for the conference crown.

Grcic, a native of Lake Zurich, Illinois, entered his senior season with 634 points through his first three seasons. As of February 9, Grcic has already eclipsed last season’s point total of 344, and now sits 10 points away from the 1,000 mark. Through 19 games this season, Grcic is averaging 17.5 points per game, putting him in line to easily reach 1,000 before the season is through.

Phillips, who came to Loras from Hinckley, Illinois, is looking to become the ninth member of the 1,000 point club and first since 2009. She is currently on pace to post her best offensive season of her career, topping last season’s 318 points. Phillips is currently at 255 points this season and 962 points for her career. With her scoring average of 12.7 points per game, Phillips is in line to join Grcic in the 1,000 point club before the end of the regular season.

Phillips is also the only NCAA Division III women’s basketball student-athlete to be named to the 2016 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team, joining nine others in the country to receive this honor. In its fourth year, the prestigious award honors college basketball athletes that have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of others through giving back to their communities.

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