Baker and Morrison Earn All-American Accolades
Lewis-Clark State College’s Ashley Baker and Aundrea
Morrison, after leading the Warriors to one of the most
successful regular seasons in the history of the
program, were awarded NAIA Division I All-American
honors last week. Baker, team rebounding leader, was
named a third team All-American, while scoring leader,
Aundrea Morrison, earned an honorable mention selection.
Junior Ashley Baker led the Warriors in rebounding
during her freshman and sophomore years, and her 327
boards this season once again puts her at the top of the
team. Overall, Baker will go down in LCSC history as the
all-time leader in rebounding. Averaging 9.5 rebounds
per game in her career, Baker has recorded 937 rebounds
in her first three seasons. The previous career record
of 750 rebounds will seem minuscule compared to the
possible total after Baker’s senior year. Ashley Baker
averaged 16.5 points per game.
Transferring from Walla Walla Community College, Aundrea
Morrison, currently a junior, was a key component to
both the offensive and defensive successes during the
2005-2006 season. Morrison immediately made an impact as
she averaged 8.8 rebounds, and a team leading 18.4
points per game during the regular season. Surprisingly,
the post-season brought even more success for her.
Averaging 25.8 points and 9.3 rebounds during the team’s
four post-season games (two at the Frontier Conference
Tournament, and two at nationals), Morrison’s clutch
performances carried the Warriors during tournament
play. Her shooting abilities and athleticism around the
basket establish her as one of the best posts in the
NAIA, and her efforts this past season are well worth an
All-American honorable mention title.
“Both players were extremely deserving of this award”
stated Frontier Conference Coach of the year Brian Orr,
“I thought we had the best two post players not only in
the conference, but also in the nation.”
With Baker, Morrison, and the majority of this year’s
roster returning for next season, women’s basketball at
Lewis-Clark State College will once again be in a
position to compete for a national title.