SEWARD, Neb. – Thanks to a 31-point performance in last week’s 68-65 win over No. 5 Hastings, senior point guard Bailey Morris has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday morning. Morris has now received the weekly award six times in her career. She garnered GPAC player of the week honors three-straight times during February of last season.
Morris spurred the ninth-ranked Bulldogs to the win at Hastings in last week’s only contest for Concordia. The native of Clay Center, Neb., sank all 13 of her free throw attempts and went 4-for-6 from beyond the arc on the way to the fifth 30-plus point effort of her career. She also added three rebounds and two steals as the Bulldogs recorded their fourth win of the season over a ranked opponent (third on the road).
Morris currently ranks third among all NAIA Division II players with an average of 4.22 steals per game. She checks in at No. 19 with 5.2 assists per contest and 37th in free throw shooting percentage (.837).
The 2013-14 GPAC player of the year ranks ninth in Concordia women’s basketball history with 1,537 career points. She owns three of the top-five single-game scoring totals in school history. She also ranks fourth in program annals in career steals (296) and eighth in career assists (363) in 109 games. Since the start of Morris’ freshman season, the Bulldogs own a record of 92-19 (.829).
Morris and company return to action at 6 p.m. on Wednesday when they host Doane (6-5, 4-1 GPAC).