Cepero's Honors | Career Stats
The Dorado, Puerto Rico, native ended her basketball career with one year of eligibility remaining, foregoing her senior season to pursue a spot on the U.S. Olympic Volleyball team.
Despite limited practice time, Cepero played 55 games in her NU basketball career with 24 starts. She averaged 5.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in her three seasons, including 5.4 points and 5.1 boards per contest as a junior in 2002-03.
One of the best volleyball players in the world, Cepero claimed her second consecutive All-America award while leading NU to its second straight NCAA semifinal appearance in 2001. In 2000, Cepero was named the AVCA and Honda National Volleyball Player of the Year while leading Nebraska to its second NCAA championship.
Although she is completing her senior season on the volleyball court, Cepero was just a sophomore in basketball eligibility and got a chance to grow into the Husker basketball system in 2001-02.
After starting 16 of 21 games as a freshman, Cepero made 15 appearances in regular-season Big 12 action and played in NU?s Big 12 Tournament game against Iowa State last year. She made her only start of the season with four points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of action at Colorado on Feb. 6.
Cepero produced one of her best efforts of the year with seven points, six rebounds, one steal and one block in a season-high 23 minutes at Texas Tech, before scoring six points and grabbing seven boards against Colorado on Feb. 26.
In 2000-01, Cepero was forced into immediate action and averaged 25.6 minutes per game, while scoring 6.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest. She also pitched in 20 blocked shots for the sixth-best single-season freshman total in school history, while dishing out 1.8 assists per game.
As a sophomore, Cepero played just 12.7 minutes per game. Off the bench, Cepero provided Nebraska with one of its best defensive players. She averaged 3.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.0 percent (18-40) from the field and 63.6 percent (14-22) from the free throw line. Cepero averaged 5.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in NU?s final three regular-season games, before hitting her only three-pointer of the year at the Big 12 Tournament.
Cepero would have earned academic All-Big 12 honors for the second straight season and fifth time overall in her two-sport career, but she did not play in the required number of games. She did earn spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters.
After playing in four non-conference contests, Cepero made the first start of her career in NU's Big 12 opener at Texas A&M. In her second Big 12 game, Cepero scored a career-high 14 points, while pulling down eight rebounds in a win over Kansas State. She added her only other double-figure scoring performance of the season against Baylor in the only league game that she did not start. She added a career-high four blocked shots against the Bears. She produced a career-high 14 rebounds against Missouri on Jan. 27 and played a career-high 38 minutes at Texas. She dished out a career-high eight assists against Iowa State on Feb. 4.
Cepero ranked in the top five on the team in points (6.1 ppg), rebounds (5.3 ppg), blocks (1.0 bpg), steals (20) and assists (1.8 apg).
Along with her success on the basketball court, Cepero earned first-team academic all-conference honors in the classroom.
Cepero led McDonogh to an undefeated season and a final No. 25 national ranking by USA Today. She earned all-metro honors for Coach Katy Keating. Cepero also played AAU basketball for Coach Mike Flynn and the Philly Belles. She earned a spot on the Puerto Rican Junior National team, but did not play because of her commitments with the volleyball team. In addition to her success on the basketball court, she earned the 1998 Gatorade Circle of Champions Maryland High School Volleyball Player-of-the-Year Award after leading McDonogh to a 22-2 record and the Association of Independent Schools title.
Cepero was the Baltimore Sun's city and county volleyball player of the year and earned first-team all-metro honors.
Cepero has been active in the community as an "I've Got Heart" volunteer.
An outstanding student, Cepero owns a 3.406 grade-point average as a business administration major. Her father named her Greichaly in reference to the word "Greicha," which means Greece in Puerto Rican, because he hoped that his daughter would someday play in the Olympics. Cepero chose Nebraska over UCLA, Rice and Connecticut.Cepero's Career Stats