Tabor guard named to honor team by NAIA coaches

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2019 Division II Women’s Basketball All-America teams on Thursday, March 16. Tabor College Senior guard Morgan Ediger was named to the honorable mention team by the head coaches.

The Cimarron, Kansas native led the Bluejays in scoring (12.3 ppg), steals (57) and blocks (17). Her 87% from the free throw line also led her team and ranked ninth in the nation. She was second on the team with assists (74) and rebounds (4.6 rpg). Tabor’s 2018-19 squad led the nation in defensive points per game, only allowing 52.7 points a contest.

“Morgan had an outstanding season and I am very proud of her earning NAIA Honorable Mention All-America status. Morgan is a fantastic scorer and she lead our team in PPG (12.3), FT’s made (89), FT’s attempted (102) and FT% (87%). Morgan also led our team in steals and was second on the team in both rebounds and assists” replied Head Coach Shawn Reed about Ediger’s season.

Ediger came up big in the biggest of games said Reed. “Morgan hit some critical shots for us in big wins this year, especially during our 21 game win streak. Those shots helped us secure both a KCAC regular season and tournament championship. Morgan’s leadership on our team this season was also an integral part of our success.”

Earlier in the season in a home game versus Bethel, Ediger became the first player under Reed to score 1,000 career points. Ediger Finished her career with 1314 points, 472 rebounds, 224 assists, 161 steals and 61 blocked shots. She shot 42.6% from the floor, 35.2% from the three-point line and 82.8% from the free throw line over her four-year Bluejay career.

“Morgan has had an outstanding career at Tabor. She has been a part of two KCAC regular season championships, four NAIA national tournaments, one “Elite Eight” appearance, one “Sweet Sixteen” appearance and maybe most impressively, four straight KCAC Tournament titles. She has been a key contributor since she was a freshman and has continued to improve at both ends of the court. We are proud of her career and the investment she has made in the Tabor College women’s basketball program.”