Furman (19-13, 9-5 SoCon), by virtue of its second place Southern Conference regular season finish, earned the SoCon's automatic qualifier.
The Bears earned a No. 15 seed and will play at No. 2 Iowa in a first-round matchup on Friday
The senior electrical engineering major is honored for the third time this year
Mercer senior forward Amanda Thompson was named to the (CoSIDA) Academic All-America First Team
Bears heading back to NCAA Championship
Bears to play for title for fourth straight year; Furman for first time since 2000
Squads to meet in Friday's semis at 1:15 p.m.
Mercer, Wofford to meet Friday at 11 a.m.
Mercer's Gardner named Coach of the Year and Thompson named Player of the Year
Nineteen student-athletes honored
Mercer guard averaged 19.0 points in two wins as the Bears capped off a perfect 14-0 conference record
Mercer claims top seed after finishing conference play 14-0