Morningside (Iowa)

Morningside College (Iowa)
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The No. 1 ranked Morningside Mustangs, who have been coached by Jamie Sale for the past 14 seasons, are coming into the NAIA DII Women’s Basketball National Championship as the reigning champions, and sport a 30-2 record overall. The Mustangs are located in Sioux City, Iowa and have been a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference since 2003. As the GPAC regular season and tournament champions, they hold a 20-2 record in the GPAC this season, suffering their only losses to the Northwestern Red Raiders and the Mount Marty Lancers.

The Mustangs have a potent offense, as they average 84 points a game compared to their opponents’ 64. They have three players who average over 10 points a game in senior Jessica Teitz (15.4), junior Lexi Ackerman (12.8) and sophomore Madison Braun (12.0). The Mustangs lead NAIA Division-II in FG%, scoring on 47.1% of their attempts.

The Mustangs have also seen a fair amount of National Championship-like games, sweeping season series versus Concordia, Hastings, Briar Cliff, Dakota Wesleyan and own a win versus the North Star’s Jamestown in non-conference play.

Morningside College (Iowa) 2016 Roster

Player ImageNumberNamePositionHeightYearHome Town ()
Denny LokkenLokken, DennyAssistant Coach ()
Leann OstenOsten, LeannAssistant Coach ()
Bryan AlfredsonAlfredson, BryanAssistant Coach ()
Jamie  SaleSale, Jamie Head Coach ()
Jill BodammerBodammer, JillAssistant Coach ()
Lexi Ackerman2Ackerman, LexiG5-10Jr.Rock Rapids (IA)
Taylor Bahensky5Bahensky, TaylorG5-9Jr.Omaha (NE)
Torri Michels10Michels, TorriG5-4So.Mitchell (SD)
Cassandra Stowe12Stowe, CassandraG5-8So.Dakota City (NE)
Madison Braun14Braun, MadisonG5-8So.Bellevue (NE)
Jenna Bork15Bork, JennaG5-5So.Sioux City (IA)
Jessica  Tietz21Tietz, Jessica F6-2Sr.Bancroft (NE)
Lauren Lehmkhul23Lehmkhul, LaurenF6-0So.Wakefield (NE)
Jordyn Wollenburg24Wollenburg, JordynF5-10Sr.Gretna (NE)
Tristan Beaulieu25Beaulieu, TristanF5-9Fr.Dakota Dunes (SD)
Brandan Tighe30Tighe, BrandanG5-6So.Dakota City (NE)
Rachelle Housh32Housh, RachelleF5-11So.Missouri Valley (IA)
Allison Bachman33Bachman, AllisonG5-9Sr.Fremont (NE)
Erin  Schleicher34Schleicher, Erin C6-0Fr.Grand Island (NE)
MaKayla Augustine35Augustine, MaKaylaG5-6Jr.Sioux City (IA)
Briley Hannaford40Hannaford, BrileyG5-8Jr.Chadron (NE)
Audra Corbit44Corbit, AudraC6-1Fr.Laurel (NE)