Mustangs announce women's basketball recruits
Morningside College women’s basketball head coach Jamie Sale has announced the names of nine high school recruits who will join the Mustangs for the 2014-15 season.
The recruits are:
Jenna Bork, a 5-5 guard from Sioux City, Iowa. Bork is a senior at Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic High School, where she earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors from both the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) and the Des Moines Register this past season. She was also a first-team All-Missouri River Activities Conference (MRAC) performer and a Sioux City Journal first-team All-Metro and All-Northwest Iowa selection.
She was the third leading scorer in the state in Iowa’s Class 4A ranks with an average of 18.8 points per game and the Class 4A state leader with 71 3-point field goals. Bork made 71 of 154 3-point field goal attempts for 33.8 percent and converted 125 of 154 free throw attempts for 81.2 percent. She had 81 steals for an average of 3.4 per game.
Bork earned third-team INA all-state honors as a junior when she averaged 11.4 points and 2.7 steals per game and made 43 of 114 3-point field goal attempts for 37.7 percent and 70 of 86 free throw attempts for 81.4 percent. Bork also received first-team All-MRAC, second-team Sioux City Journal All-Northwest Iowa, and honorable mention Sioux City Journal All-Metro honors.
Madison Braun, a 5-8 guard from Bellevue, Neb. Braun is a senior at Bellevue West High School, where she is the school’s all-time leader with 217 career 3-point field goals.
Braun earned second-team all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star this season after she helped lead Bellevue West to a runner-up finish at the Class A state tournament. Braun, who was also a first-team all-metro selection, averaged 13.6 points, 3.1 steals, and 2.4 assists per game and made 67of 185 3-point field goal attempts for 36.2 percent. She had 92 steals to set a school record.
She earned honorable mention all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star as a junior. Braun set a school record with 78 3-point field goals as a sophomore en route to honorable mention all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald.
Lindsey Butler, a 5-9 forward from Onawa, Iowa. Butler is a senior at West Monona High School, where she averaged 9.0 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. She had 42 blocked shots for an average of 1.9 rejections per game.
Kristen Campe, a 5-7 guard from Fairmont, Minn. Campe is a senior at Fairmont High School, where she scored 653 points and made a school-record 101 3-point field goals during her career. She averaged 10.0 points per game this past season and set a school record with 51 3-point field goals. Campe made 51 of 129 3-point field goal attempts for 39.5 percent and converted 72 percent of her free throw attempts.
Rachelle Housh, a 5-11 junior guard from Missouri Valley, Iowa. Housh is a senior at Missouri Valley High School, where she averaged 17.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. She had 54 steals and 54 assists for norms of 2.3 per game. Housh made 143 of 309 field goal attempts for 46.3 percent, 32 of 85 3point field goal attempts for 37.6 percent, and 72 of 107 free throw attempts for 67.3 percent.
Lauren Lemkuhl, a 6-0 forward from Wakefield, Neb. Lemkuhl is a senior at Wakefield High School, where she was a second-team Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal-Star Class C-2 all-stater. She averaged a double-double with norms of 19.4 points and 14.2 rebounds per game to go along with 72 blocked shots, 71 assists, and 51 steals for norms of 3.0 blocked shots, 3.0 assists, and 2.1 steals per contest. Her average of 14.2 rebounds per game led the state of Nebraska. Lemkuhl made 166 of 394 field goal attempts for 42.1 percent, 50 of 161 3-point field goal attempts for 36.1 percent, and 83 of 115 free throw attempts for 72.2 percent.
She had 10 scoring performances of 20 points or more and scored over 30 points in three of her last six games of the season with a season’s high 38 points against Laurel-Concord/Coleridge and 37 and 35 points in games against Winnebago. Lemkuhl had season’s highs of 28 rebounds against Emerson-Hubbard and eight blocked shots against Ponca.
Lemkuhl averaged 17.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per game as a junior en route to second-team all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal-Star and honorable mention all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald.
Torrie Michels, a 5-5 guard from Mitchell, S.D. Michels is a senior at Mitchell High School, where she helped lead the team to a runner-up finish at this year’s South Dakota Class AA state tournament. Michels averaged 4.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and had 41 steals. She received the Kernels’ Defensive Player of the Year and Hustle Awards.
Emily Schnoor, a 5-4 guard from Randolph, Neb. Schnoor is a senior at Randolph High School, where she earned honorable mention Class D-1 all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star this past season. She averaged 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and had 62 assists and 56 steals for norms of 3.1 assists and 2.8 steals per contest. Schnoor made 64 of 156 field goal attempts for 41.0 percent and 57 of 81 free throw attempts for 70.4 percent. She had season’s highs of 20 points against Wynot, 10 rebounds against Wausa and Creighton, eight steals against Osmond, and seven assists against Emerson-Hubbard.
She received honorable mention Class D-1 all-state recognition from the Omaha World-Herald following her freshman, sophomore, and junior campaigns.
Brandon Tighe, a 5-6 guard from Dakota City, Neb. Tighe is a senior at Homer High School, where she is the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,822 career points and the school record holder with 199 career 3-point field goals. She was a three-time first-team Lewis & Clark All-Conference selection.
Tighe averaged 21.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this season en route to first-team Class C-2 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal-Star. She had 101 assists and 79 steals for norms of 3.7 assists and 2.9 steals per game. Tighe made 200 of 475 field goal attempts for 42.1 percent, 60 of 197 3-point field goal attempts for 30.4 percent, and 132 of 178 free throw attempts for 74.2 percent. Tighe set school records with 60 3-point field goals in a season and eight 3-point field goals in a game against Norfolk Lutheran Northeast.
Tighe was an Omaha World-Herald first-team all-stater and a Lincoln Journal-Star second-team all-stater as a junior when she averaged 19.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game and as a sophomore when she averaged 14.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. She received honorable mention all-state recognition from both publications as a freshman.
Morningside posted a 29-7 record during the 2013-14 season and was one of four teams to share the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) championship with a 16-4 league record. The Mustangs made their 12th consecutive appearance in the NAIA Division II National Tournament, where they reached the Elite Eight before an 82-71 loss against Cardinal Stritch University in the quarterfinals. Morningside has six Final Four appearances over the last 11 years and won NAIA II National Championships in 2004, 2005, and 2009.