Morris’ big week leads to GPAC award
SEWARD, Neb. – Junior guard Bailey Morris has been recognized as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday. It’s the second such honor in the career for Morris, who also received GPAC weekly honors on Jan. 14, 2013.
Morris exploded in the scoring department last week with point totals of 20, 26 and 15, respectively, in Concordia’s three blowout victories. On the week, she went 21-for-38 (.553) from the field, 10-for-18 (.556) from 3-point range and 9-for-13 (.692) from the free throw line.
Her performances on Dec. 11 and 12 marked the second time in her career that she’s recorded back-to-back 20-plus point games. The native of Roseland, Neb., has four 20-plus point games this season and 12 in her career.
One of the GPAC’s top passers, Morris also added another 12 assists last week and ranks second in the league with 4.8 assists per game. In addition, she chipped in a combined nine rebounds and six steals over last week’s action.
Morris enters Friday’s 6 p.m. game versus Dakota Wesleyan (9-2, 4-1 GPAC) needing 16 points to become the 26th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. She is averaging a career best 16.2 points per game – sixth most in the GPAC.
Morris and the Bulldogs are 11-2 overall and 6-1 in GPAC action.
This week’s GPAC nominees:
MaKayla Augustine, Morningside
Katie Johnson, Dakota Wesleyan
Laurel Zwiener, Hastings
Sammi Licari, Midland
17 December 2013
Junior Bailey Morris