Morris collects second GPAC player of the week honor this season

Morris collects second GPAC player of the week honor this season

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – For the second time this season, Concordia junior guard Bailey Morris has been named GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday. Morris also received the same honor on Jan. 14, 2013, during her sophomore campaign.

Twenty-point games have become the norm for Morris, who eclipsed 20 points in Bulldog victories over Doane and Mount Marty last week, marking the eighth and ninth times this season she has reached that figure. The native of Roseland, Neb., totaled 45 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and seven steals while committing only two turnovers in 61 minutes of action over the two games. She made 16 of 30 shots from the field.

Said head coach Drew Olson after Morris was named MVP of the 2014 CIT: “Bailey is carrying us at times, especially with the ball handling load and her decision making. She’s a great player. You can tell when she has her burst we’re a pretty good basketball team.”

Morris ranks fourth in the GPAC in scoring at 17.6 points per game, third in assists (3.96) and fifth in steals (2.46). She currently ranks 17th in school history with 1,195 career points.

Morris is one of two Bulldogs to receive a conference player of the week honor this season. Senior Kristen Conahan garnered weekly recognition from the GPAC on Nov. 19 following a game in which she made eight 3-point field goals in a win over Morningside.

The ninth-ranked Concordia women’s basketball team returns to action at 6 p.m. on Wednesday when they go head-to-head with Nebraska Wesleyan (1-18, 0-14 GPAC) in Lincoln.

4 February 2014

Junior Bailey Morris