#12 Bailey Morris | Guard
Hometown: Clay Center, Neb.
Previous School: Sandy Creek
Major: Sports Management
2014-15 NAIA Division II National Player of the Year
2014-15 NAIA First Team All-America
2014-15 GPAC Player of the Year
2014-15 First Team All-GPAC
2014-15 NAIA First Team All-Tournament
2014-15 WBCA NAIA Honorable Mention All-America
2014-15 Capital One Academic All-District
2014-15 GPAC Player of the Week (Dec. 2, Jan 27, Feb. 17)
2014-15 CIT Tournament MVP
2013-14 NAIA First Team All-America
2013-14 WBCA NAIA Honorable Mention All-America
2013-14 GPAC Player of the Year
2013-14 First Team All-GPAC
2013-14 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska Honorary Captain
2013-14 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska First Team
2013-14 NAIA National Player of the Week (Feb. 18)
2013-14 GPAC Player of the Week (Dec. 17, Feb. 2, 11, 18)
2012-13 Second Team All-GPAC
2012-13 Omaha World-Herald Second Team All-Nebraska
2012-13 GPAC Player of the Week (Jan. 14)
2011-12 Honorable Mention All-GPAC
2011-12 Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska
Morris appeared in 32 of 33 games while making 21 starts ... the sparkplug guard made another leap forward as a junior and became the first player in program history to be named GPAC Player of the Year ... led the conference in scoring during the regular season and finished with averages of 19.3 points, 4.2 rebonds, 4.1 assists and 2.44 steals per contest ... shot 40.9 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from 3-point range and 82.6 percent from the free throw line ... broke the school single-game scoring record with 45 points in a win over No. 3 Northwestern on 2-15-14 ... ended the season with three of the top five single-game scoring totals in program history ... scored 20 points or more 14 times ... dished out a career high 13 assists in an overtime win over Morningside on 11-16-13 ... tied a career best with nine rebounds in a victory at Briar Cliff on 11-23-13 ... plucked a season high five steals on two occasions ... named the MVP of both the Grand View Classic (Nov. 1-2) and the Concordia Invitational Tournament (Jan. 24-25).
Bailey appeared in all 32 games for the Bulldogs and was heavily relied upon coming off the bench... Bailey was selected to the Second Team All-GPAC for her performance during the 2012-13 season, averaging 14.6 points, 3.3 steals, and 2.8 assits per game... finished the season with a 39.5 field goal percentage while shooting 34.5% from the three point line... she ranked seventh overall in NAIA Division II with 104 total steals... she had a season high 28 points against Northwestern (2-23-13)... recorded a career high nine steals against Johnson and Wales (11-9-12)
Morris played in 36 of 37 games as a freshman, averaging 8.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.11 steals per game while playing in 20.0 minutes per contest...shot 36.7 percent (102-for-278) from the field, 28.6 percent (20-for-70) from 3-point range and 79.6 percent (82-for-103) from the free throw line...her 76 steals were the 28th most among all NAIA Division II players...had a season high 19 points vs. Briar Cliff on 2-8-2012...recorded career best eight rebounds vs. Tabor (Kan.) on 11-5-11, season high nine assists vs. Sterling (Kan.) on 3-8-12 and plucked a season best five steals vs. Dakota Wesleyan on 1-21-12 and vs. Mount Marty on 2-18-12.
Played for the Sandy Creek Cougars for one year under coach Russ Ninemire ... Before this she played for Silver Lake ... Two year varsity starter and earned four letters ... Sophomore year was Second Team All-Conference and All-State ... Junior year was Second Team All-State and First team All-Conference ... Senior year she was First Team All-County, Second Team All-Conference, and All-State honorable mention ... Bailey also participated on the volleyball and track teams for four years ... She was on the National Hornor Society for two years and earned Academic All-State honors.
Born March 24 in Seward, Nebraska ... Daughter of Greg and Angie Morris ... Has one older brother, Connor, and one younger sister, Rylee.