Mustangs ranked 13th in the nation

February 28, 2018, in Athletics, Women's Basketball

Morningside is ranked 13th in the nation in the final regular season NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released on February 28.

The Mustangs, who were also ranked 13th in the previous poll, will take a 21-11 record into the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship at Sioux City’s Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena. All 11 of the Mustangs’ losses this season are against teams currently ranked among the top 12 teams in the NAIA II poll.

Morningside is one of five teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) ranked in the NAIA Division II Top 25. Aside from Morningside, Concordia University is ranked No. 2, Dakota Wesleyan University is seventh, Northwestern College is 11th and Hastings College is 12th.

Morningside will face No. 20 University of Rio Grande in the first round of the NAIA II National Championship at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

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 15 consecutive 20-win seasons and have made 16 consecutive appearances in the NAIA Division II National Tournament.

Click here for the complete NAIA II Women's Basketball Top 25.