KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bailey Morris of Concordia (Neb.) has been named the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Morris was selected based on her performances from Feb. 10 – 16 and was chosen out of a pool of conference and independent award winners.
Morris, a native of Roseland, Neb., scored a school single-game record and career-high 45 points in the seventh-ranked Bulldogs’ 89-78 upset victory against then-No. 3 Northwestern (Iowa) in last Saturday’s NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Game of the Week. The junior guard ended the game 12-for-26 (46.1 percent) from the field and 17-for-18 (94.4 percent) at the charity stripe. Morris also led Concordia in rebounds (8) and assists (6) against the Red Raiders. In a 77-78 win against Midland (Neb.) on Feb. 12, Morris recorded 18 points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists. For the week, Morris averaged 31.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals, while shooting 44.7 percent (17-of-28) from the field and 95.8 percent at the free throw line (23-of-24).
On the season, Morris has 12 games of 20-or-more points. She leads the Great Plains Athletic Conference and ranks 15th nationally in scoring at 19.0 points per game.
For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.
The final NAIA National Division II Women’s Basketball Player of the Week of the 2013-14 season will be announced on Feb. 25. For the complete Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Jenna Engh, Viterbo (Wis.); Kayla Morgan, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Hailey Longtin, Mayville State (N.D.); Morgan Stuut, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Jenelle Wilson, Saint Francis (Ind.); Tiesha Stokes, Davenport (Mich.); Chakala Carthen, College of Idaho; Quinn Rear, Ashford (Iowa); Lori Dauer, Sterling (Kan.); Lydia Nash, Union (Ky.); Antishia Wright, St. Thomas (Fla.); Carla Booth, Alice Lloyd (Ky.).
2013-14 Division II Women’s Basketball Players of the Week
Week 1 (Jan. 7): Laurel Zwiener, Hastings (Neb.)
Week 2 (Jan. 14): Morgan Stuut, Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Week 3 (Jan. 21): Morgan Stuut, Saint Xavier (Ill.)
Week 4 (Jan. 28): Casey Davis, Roosevelt (Ill.)
Week 5 (Feb. 4): Caitlyn McCutcheon, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 6 (Feb. 11): Chakala Carthen, College of Idaho
Week 7 (Feb. 18): Bailey Morris, Concordia (Neb.)