Briar Cliff (Iowa)


Last season, head coach Mike Power (16th season) and the Briar Cliff Chargers advanced to the semifinal round of the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball National Championship. The Chargers were one of four Great Plains Athletic Conference schools to make the semis, and looked poised for another solid run this year. The Chargers are currently ranked No. 15 going into nationals with a 22-9 (14-8) record, earning key wins over then No. 7 Tabor, then No. 15 College of Saint Mary, then No. 10 Jamestown, then No. 13 Dakota Wesleyan, and two wins over Concordia, once when Concordia was ranked No. 13, then when it was ranked No. 17.

Briar Cliff picked up some key losses along the way, one to a Midland Warriors team that sat in the bottom of the Great Plains Athletic Conference, and three 15-point plus losses to No. 1 overall seed Morningside College.

The Chargers are No. 4 in NAIA DII in steals per game with 12.3, and No. 4 in NAIA DII in turnover margin (6.903).

Senior guard Jessi Corrick leads the team in points per game with 14.4 to go along with her team-high 4.4 assists per game. In terms of rebounds, junior forward Morgan Hansen leads the team with 4.7 per game. Corrick also ranks No. 12 in NAIA DII with 137 assists on the season and No. 14 in NAIA DII in assists per game (4.419).

Briar Cliff University (Iowa) 2016 Roster

Player ImageNumberNamePositionHeightYearHome Town ()
Mike  PowerPower, Mike Head Coach ()
Angela KristensenKristensen, AngelaAssistant Coach ()
Mike  DavisDavis, Mike Assistant Coach ()
Stephanie SeeneSeene, StephanieStudent Assistant ()
Jessi Corrick1Corrick, JessiG5-6Sr.Esko (MN)
Kaylee Blake3Blake, KayleeC6-2Jr.Manning (IA)
Lexi Henschke4Henschke, LexiG5-5Sr.Pender (NE)
Taylor Vasa5Vasa, TaylorC6-0Fr.Keystone (NE)
Emily Kay10Kay, EmilyG5-3Sr.Warner (S.D.)
McKenzie Shipley11Shipley, McKenzieG5-3Sr.State Center (IA)
Erin Grimshaw12Grimshaw, ErinF5-10Fr.Mission (S.D.)
Julie Targy15Targy, JulieG5-5So.Bellevue (NE)
Alex  Fuller20Fuller, Alex G5-8Sr.Dakota Dunes (S.D.)
Taylor Wagner21Wagner, TaylorG5-9Fr.Harlan (IA)
Annie  Dewberry22Dewberry, Annie F5-9So.Kansas City (MO)
Kylee Hickman23Hickman, KyleeG5-2So.Sioux City (IA)
Kristen Twedt25Twedt, KristenF5-9So.Hudsen (SD)
Sydney Beals33Beals, SydneyF5-10Jr.State Center (IA)
Morgan  Hansen42Hansen, Morgan F5-9Jr.South Sioux City (NE)
Taylor  Beaulieu44Beaulieu, Taylor G5-9Fr.Dakota Dunes (SD)