Record Book

Past Seasons, School Records & Honors

Past Seasons

All-Time NAIA National Tournament Results

1937
Morningside 29, Baker 21
Morningside 40, Central Arkansas 33
National Championship Game
Central Missouri State 35, Morningside 24

1938
North Texas 31, Morningside 29

1941
Wisconsin-Superior 51, Morningside 42

1946
Nevada 56, Morningside 40

1950
Results Not Available

1951
Morningside 66, Providence 63
Evansville 75, Morningside 62

1952
Morningside 84, Pepperdine 80
Morningside 98, Eastern Illinois 93
Southwest Missouri State 87, Morningside 74

1959
Indiana State 87, Morningside 67

1975
Wisconsin-Parkside 57, Morningside 54

2006
First Round

Morningside 87, Cornerstone 84   Box Score
Second Round
Morningside 71, Warner Pacific 68   Box Score
Quarterfinals
Huntington 82, Morningside 70   Box Score

2008
First Round

Morningside 73, Indiana Tech 67   Box Score
Second Round
Grace 90, Morningside 81   Box Score

2009
First Round

Morningside 62, Saint Thomas 60   Box Score
Second Round
Black Hills State 84, Morningside 73   Box Score

2014
First Round

Oklahoma Wesleyan 76, Morningside 72   Box Score

All-Time NCAA Division II National Tournament Results

1983
Morningside 80, Nebraska-Omaha 79
Morningside 79, North Dakota State 77
Quarterfinals
Morningside 91, Jacksonville State 90
Semifinals
District of Columbia 92, Morningside 77

1984
Morningside 86, Northern Michigan 76
Morningside 75, Wayne State (MI) 73
Quarterfinals
Central Missouri State 74, Morningside 60

1995
Morningside 93, Regis 70
Morningside 85, Fort Hays State 82
Quarterfinals
California-Riverside 71, Morningside 58

Conference Championships

Great Plains Athletic Conference
2003-04 (18-13 Overall, 14-4 GPAC)
2007-08 (29-4 Overall, 16-2 GPAC)
2008-09 (24-8 Overall, 15-3 GPAC)

North Central Conference
1925-26 (10-3 Overall, 8-3 NCC)
1937-38 (14-5 Overall, 8-2 NCC)
1946-47 (17-6 Overall, 7-2 NCC)
1950-51 (18-7 Overall, 9-3 NCC)
1982-83 (26-6 Overall, 15-3 NCC)

GPAC Post-Season Tournament Champions
2006
2014

Individual Records

Games Played
Career – 131, Jack Rother, 2004-08
Div. II - 120, Jason Kleis, 1992-96

Points Scored
Game – 54, Chris Kuhlmann vs. Kearney State, 12-1-1990
Season – 697, Danny Rudeen, 2013-14
Div. II - 696, Chris Kuhlman, 1990-91
Career – 1987, Brad Schmit, 2002-06
Div. II - 1950, Chris Kuhlmann, 1987-91

Scoring Average
Season – 24.6, Chris Kuhlmann, 1989-90
Career – 20.6, Dave Schlesser, 1973-75

Field Goals
Game – 20, Chris Kuhlmann vs. Kearney State, 12-1-1990
Season – 260, Chris Kuhlmann, 1989-90
Career – 690, Chris Kuhlmann, 1987-91

Field Goal Percentage
Game – 100% (11-11), Bob Conaway vs. Westmar, 1984-85
Season (Min. 100 made) – 64.6% (164-254), Jason Siemon, 1990-91
Career (Min. 200 made) – 59.4% (327-550), Bob Conaway, 1981-85

Danny Rudeen

Free Throws
Game – 20, Jack Rother vs. Johnson & Wales, 11-4-2006
Div. II - 17, Tim West vs. North Dakota State, 1-31-1998
Season – 191, Danny Rudeen, 2013-14
Div. II - 146, Tim West, 1998-99
Career – 428, Danny Rudeen, 2010-14
Div. II - 418, Tim West, 1995-99

Free Throw Attempts
Game – 22, Jack Rother vs. Johnson & Wales, 11-4-2001
Div. II - 20, Dave Schlesser vs. Augustana, 1974-75; Tom Betz vs. Westmar, 1988-89
Season – 225, Seth Atkins, 2008-09
Div. II - 213, Tom Betz, 1988-89
Career – 563, Seth Atkins, 2005-09
Div. II - 544, Tim West, 1995-99

Free Throw Percentage
Game – 100% (15-15), Chris Kuhlmann vs. Briar Cliff, 12-4-1990
Season – 94.4% (51-54), Derek Paben, 2000-01
Career – 88.8% (215-242), Dave Grice, 1983-87

Consecutive Free Throws Made
38, Danny Rudeen, 2-12 to 3-1, 2014
Div. II - 36, Dave Grice, 1986-87

Brad Schmit

Three-Point Field Goals
Game – 10, Brad Schmit vs. Dana, 1-30-1993
Div. II - 8, Tony Sanders vs. Augustana, 2-23-1990
Season – 96, Brad Schmit, 2005-06
Div. II - 88, Chris Kuhlmann, 1990-91
Career – 329, Brad Schmit, 2002-06
Div. II - 206, Chris Kuhlmann, 1987-91

Three-Point Field Goal Percentage
Season (Min. 25 made) – 49.0% (75-153), Shane Michael, 2007-08
Div. II - 48.9% (45-92), Andrew Drevo, 2000-01
Career – 47.4% (72-152), Andrew Drevo, 1999-01

Assists
Game – 13, Dusty Wadlington vs. Northern Colorado, 2-2-2001
Season – 194, Trent Miller, 2012-13
Div. II - 172, Dusty Wadlington, 2000-01
Career – 514, Trent Miller, 2009-13
Div. II - 425, Joel Weyand, 1993-97

Trent Miller

Steals
Game – 10, Brad Barron vs. Grand View, 11-18-1994
Season – 91, Tanner Miller, 2012-13
Div. II - 73, Dusty Wadlington, 2000-01
Career – 235,  Trent Miller, 2009-13
Div. II - 137, Joel Weyand, 1993-97

Rebounds
Game – 31, Phil Wiggins vs. South Dakota State, 1962-63
Season – 501, Dave Schlesser, 1974-75
Career – 911, Phil Wiggins, 1961-64

Rebounding Average
Season – 17.3, Dave Schlesser, 1974-75
Career – 16.7, Dave Schlesser, 1973-75

Blocked Shots
Game – 11, Jeff Birchard vs. Urbana, 11-17-1990
Season – 106, Jeff Birchard, 1989-90
Career – 249, Jeff Birchard, 1987-91

Team Records

Games
35, 2005-06
Div. II - 32, 1982-83 & 1994-95

Wins
29, 2007-08
Div. II - 26, 1982-83

Winning Percentage
87.9% (29-4), 2007-08
Div. II - 81.3% (26-6), 1982-83

Consecutive Wins
Overall – 23, 11-2-2007 to 2-2-2008
Div. II - 16, 2-6-1999 to 1-2-2000
At Home – 17, 2-4-1993 to 2-18-1995
On Road – 14, 11-2-2007 to 2-2-2008
Div. II - 8, 2-6-1999 to 12-19-1999; 1-9 to 3-10-2006

Points Scored
Game – 135 vs. Westmar, 11-18-1995; vs. Dana, 1-21-2006
Season – 2940, 2013-14
Div. II - 2577, 1990-91

Combined Points Scored
268 vs. Dana (Morningside 135, Dana 133 4 O T ), 1-21-2006
Div. II - 224 (Nebraska-Kearney 114, Morningside 100), 12-1-1990

Victory Margin
71 (Morningside 111, Nebraska Christian 40), 11-2-2007
Div. II - 65 (Morningside 104, South Dakota Wesleyan 39), 1951-52

Scoring Average
91.1, 1996-97

Fewest Points By Opponent
35 vs. Dakota State, 12-7-2013
Div. II - 39 vs. South Dakota Wesleyan, 1951-52

Lowest Field Goal Percentage By Opponent
40.9% (688-1681), 1999-2000

Field Goals
Game – 45 vs. South Dakota Wesleyan, 1951-52; vs. Mankato State, 1982-83; vs. Ashford, 12-20-2005; vs. Nebraska Christian, 11-2-2007
Season – 1027, 1983-84

Field Goal Percentage
Game – 66.0% (31-47) vs. Midland, 2-8-2014
Div. II - 65.9% (29-44) vs. South Dakota State, 1-14-1994
Season – 51.7% (881-1704), 1980-81

Free Throws
Game – 49 vs. Dana, 1-21-2006
Div. II - 39 vs. Augustana, 1-24-1998
Season – 650, 2005-06; 2013-14
Div. II - 530, 1998-99

Free Throw Attempts
Game – 58 vs. Dana, 1-21-2006
Div. II - 52 vs. Wayne State, 12-8-1993
Season – 878, 2005-06
Div. II - 716, 1998-99

Free Throw Percentage
Game – 100% (25-25) vs. South Dakota State, 1973-74
Season – 79.0% (383-485), 2000-01

Three-Point Field Goals
Game – 18 vs. Iowa State, 11-21-2000; vs. Ashford, 12-20-2005
Season – 325, 2005-06
Div. II - 305, 1996-97

Three-Point Field Goal Percentage
Game – 80.0% (8-10) vs. South Dakota State, 1-14-1994
Season – 41.8% (219-524), 1990-91

Assists
Game – 29 vs. Wayne State, 11-27-1990
Season – 519, 2013-14
Div. II - 512, 1990-91

Steals
Game – 27 vs. Nebraska Christian, 11-2-2007
Div. II - 20 vs. Westmar, 11-18-1995
Season – 359, 2005-06
Div. II - 272, 1994-95

Rebounds
Game – 65 vs. Central Oklahoma, 12-19-1999
Season – 1474, 1974-75

Rebounding Average
50.8, 1974-75

Blocked Shots
Game – 11 vs. Urbana, 11-17-1990; vs. South Dakota State, 1-19-1996
Season – 167, 1989-90

Career Scoring Leaders

1. 1987, Brad Schmit, 2002-06
2. 1974, Danny Rudeen, 2010-14
3. 1950, Chris Kuhlmann, 1987-91
4. 1633, Jack Rother, 2004-08
5. 1625, Brad Barron, 1992-96
6. 1536, Tim West, 1995-99
7. 1465, Mark Faber, 1977-81
8. 1430, Jason  Siemon, 1989-93
9. 1362, Steve Brandsma, 1980-84
10. 1311, Eddie Ceaser, 2002-05
11. 1244, Mark Mohl, 1985-88
12. 1221, Daryl Schnoes, 1982-86
13. 1218, Tom Regan, 2002-06
13. 1218, Seth Atkins, 2005-09
15. 1201, Jason Huff, 1989-93
16. 1193, Thomas Pargett, 2004-08
17. 1189, John Vermilyea, 1964-67
18. 1101, Tom Betz, 1985-89
19. 1098, Doug Marx, 1973-77
20. 1073, Durville Patton, 1996-98
21. 1072, Jason Kleis, 1991-96
22. 1070, Dave Schlesser, 1973-75
23. 1013, Paul McGill, 2002-06
24. 1011, Garth Hamilton, 2008-12
25. 992, Jeff Birchard, 1987-91

NAIA All-Americans

2014 - Danny Rudeen (G) 2nd-Team
2013 - Danny Rudeen (G) Honorable Mention
2009 - Nick Thompson (F) 2nd-Team
2009 - Seth Atkins (C) Honorable Mention
2008 - Jack Rother (G) 2nd-Team
2007 - Jack Rother (G) Honorable Mention
2006 - Brad Schmit (G) Honorable Mention
2005 - Eddie Ceaser (G) 2nd-Team
2005 - Brad Schmit (G) Honorable Mention
2004 - Eddie Ceaser (G) 3rd-Team

NCAA Division II All-Americans

1999 - Tim West (F), National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), 1st-Team & Division II Bulletin, 3rd-Team

All-Great Plains Athletic Conference

2014 - Danny Rudeen (G) 1st-Team 
2014 – Travis Miller (G) 2nd-Team
2014 – Kyle Nikkel (C) 2nd-Team
2013 - Danny Rudeen (G) 1st-Team
2013 – Trent Miller (G) 2nd-Team & GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
2012 - Danny Rudeen (G) 1st-Team
2012 – Garth Hamilton (C) 2nd-Team
2012 – Trent Miller (G) 2nd-Team
2011 - Garth Hamilton (C) 1st-Team
2010 - Eddie Marrs (G) 2nd-Team
2009 - Seth Atkins (C) 1st-Team
2009 – Nick Thompson (F) 1st-Team
2009 – Eddie Marrs (G) 2nd-Team
2008 - Jack Rother (G) 1st-Team & GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
2008 – Thomas Pargett (F) 1st-Team
2008 – Seth Atkins (C) 2nd-Team
2007 - Jack Rother (G) 1st-Team 
2007 – Thomas Pargett (F) 2nd-Team
2006 - Brad Schmit (G) 1st-Team
2006 – Jack Rother (G) 2nd-Team
2005 - Eddie Ceaser (G) 1st-Team
2005 – Brad Schmit (G) 1st-Team
2005 – David Finklea (F) 2nd-Team
2004 - Eddie Ceaser (G) 1st-Team
2004 -  Brad Schmit (G) 1st-Team

All-North Central Conference

1926 – Dwight Hauff
1926 - Bud Van Critters
1926 - Lowell Crippen
1929 – Lowell Crippen
1938 – Walter Olsen
1938 - Don Michaelson
1938 - Wendell Anderson
1942 – Robert Held
1942 - Fran Jones
1943 – William Briggs
1943 - Robert Held
1947 – Robert Held
1947 - Jack Larson
1947 - Gale Stevens
1948 – Clayton Bristow
1949 – Dick Wiedenfeld
1949 - Henry Langstraat
1950 – Dick Wiedenfeld
1950 - Clayton Bristow
1951 – Dick Wiedenfeld
1952 – Doug Gresham
1952 - Ken File
1953 – Bob Hussey
1954 – Dick Norman
1954 - Bob Hussey
1955 – Al Brunsting
1956 – Keith Warner
1957 – Keith Warner
1958 – Dick Yates
1959 – Ken Stripling
1960 – Ken Stripling
1963 – Phil Wiggins
1963 - Chuck Dickens
1964 – Phil Wiggins
1964 - Chuck Dickens
1965 – Rich Vanderloo
1966 – John Vermilyea
1967 – John Vermilyea
1968 – Gary Pettit
1970 – Steve Garrison
1971 – Rick Weaver
1973 – Bruce Jenkins
1974 – Dave Schlesser (NCC Most Valuable Player)
1975 – Dave Schlesser (NCC Most Valuable Player)
1978 – Joe Barnes
1979 – Cleo Franklin
1979 - Keith Kohler
1980 – Mark Faber
1981 – Mark Faber (NCC Most Valuable Player)
1981 - Cleo Franklin
1983 – Steve Brandsma
1983 - Bob Beneke
1984 – Steve Brandsma
1984 - Bob Beneke
1985 – Bob Conaway
1986 – John Kelzenberg
1987 – David Grice
1988 – Tom Betz
1989 – Tom Betz
1990 – Chris Kuhlmann
1990 - Jeff Birchard
1991 – Chris Kuhlmann
1993 – Jason Siemon
1994 – Brad Barron
1995 – R.J. Belton
1995 - Brad Barron
1996 – Brad Barron
1998 – Durville Patton
1999 - Tim West
1999 – John Barber
1999 - Tim West (NCC Most Valuable Player)
2000 – Andrew Drevo
2001 – Andrew Drevo
2001 - Matt Schneiderman
2001 - Dusty Wadlington

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

2014 - Danny Rudeen, 1st-Team
2012 - Garth Hamilton, 2nd-Team
2012 - Danny Rudeen, 3rd-Team
2008 - Jack Rother, 3rd-Team
2007 - Jack Rother, 2nd-Team

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

2014 - Andrew Christen 
2014 - Tanner Ferguson
2014 - Danny Rudeen
2013 - Tanner Ferguson
2013 - Danny Rudeen
2012 - Garth Hamilton
2012 - Kevin Zoz
2011 - Cory Gaston
2011- Garth Hamilton
2011 - Kevin Zoz
2009 - Brady Helmink
2008 - Brady Helmink 
2008 - Lee Kubik
2008 - Jack Rother
2007 - Jack Rother
2004 - Mark Roush
2003 - Mark Roush

NAIA
Play NAIA
Champions of Character
Great Plains Athletics Conference

Discover yourself. Define your world. Design your future.