League Breakdown: Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)

The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) is an 11 team NAIA DII league, that consists of teams from Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.



Morningside18-229-4
Jamestown15-529-6
Briar Cliff14-622-9
Dakota Wesleyan13-723-10
Northwestern11-917-13
Hastings10-1019-12
Dordt10-1019-13
Concordia7-1315-16
Midland5-1510-19
Doane5-159-21
Mount Marty2-186-23

The GPAC is rich in tradition, and is always a deep and tough league. The 2018-19 season was no exception to that tradition. While Morningside won the regular season title, they were beaten by Jamestown in the GPAC Tournament championship game. The GPAC had four teams (Morningside, Jamestown, Briar Cliff, Dakota Wesleyan) qualify for the NAIA DII National Tournament. All four made it out of the first round, with Morningside and Briar Cliff both making it to the National Quarterfinals before getting beat.

Top Returners
1st Team All-American

Ty Hoglund, Senior 26.2ppg (5th in NAIA DII), 4.2 rpg, 2.4apg

Dakota Wesleyan

1st Team All GPAC


2nd Team All-American

Tyler Borchers, Senior 16.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1bpg Ranked #1 in NAIA DII in FG% (.706)

Morningside

1st Team ALL GPAC


Honorable Mention All-Americans
Jackson LambBriar Cliff
Nick HardenDakota Wesleyan
Bart HiscockHastings
Zach ImigMorningside
Trent HillibrandsNorthwestern
Key Players Lost
1st Team All-American, GPAC Player of the Year

Jay Wolfe 23.16ppg, 6.97rpg, 3.87apg,

Briar Cliff

1st Team All-GPAC


3rd Team All-Americans

Kevin Oberweiser

Jamestown

1st Team All-Gpac


Jon Purintun

Jamestown

1st Team All-GPAC


New Coaches

Todd Lorensen Comes to Mount Marty from NCAA D3 Buena Vista University. Prior to that he won a NJCAA D2 National Championship as the Head Coach at Southwestern CC (IA).

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