Mustangs 11th in women's basketball postseason poll

March 22, 2017, in Athletics, Women's Basketball

Morningside is ranked 11th in the nation in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll released on March 22.

The Mustangs, who were also ranked 11th in the final regular season poll, posted a 24-9 record and finished third in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 14-6 league record. Morningside made its 15th consecutive appearance in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, where it suffered an 80-72 second round loss against College of the Ozarks.

Morningside is one of five teams from the GPAC ranked in the NAIA Division II Postseason Top 25. Aside from Morningside, Concordia University is third, Dakota Wesleyan University is ninth, Northwestern College is 18th and Hastings College is 21st.

Morningside has won four NAIA II National Championships during the Jamie Sale coaching era with NAIA II titles in 2004, 2005, 2009, and 2015. The Mustangs have posted 14 consecutive 20-win seasons and have made 15 consecutive appearances in the NAIA Division II National Tournament.

Click here for the complete NAIA Division II women's basketball postseason Top 25.