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Bartel among NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Autumn Bartel
SIOUX CITY - Morningside College's Autumn Bartel, Mackenzi Mendlik, Kristi Tighe and Brittany Williamson have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes in the sport of women's basketball.

Student-athletes must be of at least junior status and have at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA to be eligible to be named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Bartel, a 5-8 junior guard from Cherokee, has a 3.85 cumulative GPA and is majoring in biology. She was also the leader scorer for the 33-4 Mustang team, with an average of 12.8 points per game, along with per game averages of 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.5 steals.

Mendlik, a 5-7 junior guard from Denison, is also majoring in biology, and has a 3.76 cumulative GPA. Tighe, a 5-6 senior from Fremont, Nebraska, is majoring in nursing, and has a 3.94 cumulative GPA. She was also the top scorer off the Mustangs' bench with a 10.0 average and led the team with 91 3-point field goals.

Williamson, a 6-0 junior forward from Ruthven and an all-stater at Emmetsurg, is majoring in chemistry and has a 3.89 cumulative GPA. She averaged 9.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

Morningside was the GPAC regular season champion with an 18-0 league mark, and reached the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament, where they were deefated by fellow GPAC member Northwestern College of Orange City, which Tuesday night won the national NAIA Division II women's basketball title with a victory over College of the Ozarks in Missouri.

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