GPAC Player of the Year Morris nets first team All-America honors; Peitz placed on third team
SEWARD, Neb. – Two weeks after being named the GPAC Player of the Year, Concordia women’s basketball standout Bailey Morris has been tabbed a 2013-14 NAIA Division II First Team All-American. GPAC Defensive Player of the Year Tracy Peitz graces the third team All-America list. The announcement, made by the NAIA on Wednesday, marks the third-straight year a Bulldog has been placed on the first team.
Morris was also named NAIA honorable mention All-America (both divisions combined) by the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) on Tuesday night.
A native of Roseland, Neb., Morris set career high per-game averages in 2013-14 with 19.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 32 games. The 5-foot-4 junior point guard will enter her senior season ranked 11th in school history with 1,389 career points. She stands 411 off of Sarah Harrison’s program record of 1,800 points.
As far as single-game scoring performances, Morris produced three games as a junior that rank in the top five in school history. Her 45 points in Concordia’s win over No. 3 Northwestern on Feb. 15 were a school record. She also posted point totals of 35 and 34 and 20 or more in a total of 14 contests.
Peitz also enjoyed a career year, averaging 13.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.58 steals and 2.4 assists while starting all 33 games. The native of Hartington, Neb., also named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete on Monday, posted career high shooting percentages of 51.3 from the field, 36.0 from 3-point range and 62.8 from the free throw line.
Morris joins Kristen Conahan (2013) and Amber Kistler (2012) as Concordia first team All-Americans over the past three seasons. Morris and Peitz are the 12th and 13th players in school history to be named either first, second or third team. Of those 13, Conahan (2012 and 2013), Whitney Stichka (2008 and 2009) and Tricia Kindle (1992 and 1993) have all been named All-Americans twice.
19 March 2014
Junior Bailey Morris
Junior Tracy Peitz