Women's Division II Championship Recap

Concordia (Neb.) claims a national title for the first time in program history

Championship Game Highlights

  • Concordia (Neb.) defeats Southeastern 67-59 | Box Score
  • This was Southeastern's first appearance in the national championship game
  • Concordia has made three trips to the championship and was hungry for a victory
  • Both teams were looking to earn their first national title in program history
  • The Bulldogs and the Fire came out strong, shooting extremely well in the first half.
  • Concordia shot 56% from the floor and Southeastern shot 52%
  • While Concordia was undersized in tonight's contest they won the glass by five and 30 points in the paint

Championship Game Highlights

  • The game was tied at half 37-37
  • Concordia stepped up offensively and defensively in the third outscoring Southeastern by nine and shooting 43% on the quarter compared to the Fire's 14%
  • Lammers had ten rebounds in the second half to finish the game with 12 rebounds and 11 points resulting in a double-double
  • Grace Barry led the Bulldogs with 15 points and seven assists earning All-Tournament MVP for the 2019 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Championships
  • Head coach, Drew Olson earned NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Head Coach of the Year

2019 All-Tournament Team

First Team

  • Kyendi Cheeseman | Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)
  • Kassidy DeJong | Northwestern (Iowa)
  • Kelsie Cleeton | College of the Ozarks (Mo.)
  • Mackenzie Cann | Southeastern (Fla.)
  • Grace Barry | Concordia (Neb.)

Second Team

  • Rylie Osthus | Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)
  • Kendall Bradbury | Taylor (Ind.)
  • Darbi Gustafson | Northwestern (Iowa)
  • Philly Lammers | Concordia (Neb.)
  • Marlena Schmidt | Southeastern (Fla.)

2019 Hustle Award Winner - Rylie Osthus | Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

2019 NAIA DII WBB National Championship MVP - Grace Berry

Phyllis Holmes Coach of the Year - Drew Olson

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