Senior Walt Gibler has now entered into the Rambler Athletics elite, scoring his 1,000 career point Sunday at the Gentile Arena against Youngstown State. Gibler has had an illustrious career thus far as a Rambler and his achievement will resonate for many years to come. Not only has the 6'7" forward been a stud on the court, but in the classroom as well. Walt is studying to be a doctor and is an excellent student having recently been named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December, adding to his two previous award recognitions.
Gibler has always been a humble guy when given praise and this held true when asked about his spot in the scoring club. "It's a big credit to all the teammates I've had. I wouldn't have gotten here without the people who have helped my entire four years. I've had a whole slew of passers playing with me," Gibler said. Current teammate and co-captain Ben Averkamp was one player he mentioned. Averkamp attracts visiting team's prime defenders giving Gibler better looks.
Averkamp and Gibler round out the scoring for the Ramblers this season averaging 13.7 and 13.0 ppg respectively. Without these two workhouses it's difficult to imagine just how worse this team would be. It's a shame that Walt has to endure this type of season in his final year, but he's not complaining. "We need to catch a little spark and hopefully make a playoff run," Gibler added. It's hard to be optimistic in times like these, but Walt has kept the faith.
Here are the highlights from his record setting game Sunday: