Jessica Tietz became the first women’s basketball player in Morningside history to be named an Academic All-American
Jessica Tietz, a 6-2 senior forward from Bancroft, Neb., has been named to the 2015-16 College Division Academic All-America Women’s Basketball First Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Tietz is the first women’s basketball player in Morningside history to be named an Academic All-American.
She has a 3.64 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with a major in biology.
Tietz is the top scorer and rebounder with averages of 15.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for a Morningside team that has a 30-2 record and is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the NAIA Division II. The reigning NAIA II National Champion Mustangs will host No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan University in the championship game of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Post-Season Tournament at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.
Athletes must be of at least sophomore academic status, be a starter or significant reserve, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher to be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
Click here for the complete 2015-16 CoSIDA College Division Academic All-America Basketball Team.