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Alex Morton Named to the BCAM Honor Team; Third Academic Award this Offseason

Courtesy: Sean Daniels, WMU Media Relations
Release: 05/26/2016
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Former Western Michigan women’s basketball player Alex Morton was named to the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Honor Team Thursday morning, making her one of just five college players in the state to win the award.

The BCAM pays tribute to five outstanding scholar-athletes from Michigan colleges and universities at the NCAA Division I, D-II, D-III and NAIA levels. To be eligible, players have to be either a starter or an important reserve, must have reached sophomore standing, have participated in at least 50% of the team’s games and have at least a 3.0 GPA. The BCAM teams are selected on the basis of academic achievement, athletic accomplishments, GPA and their coach’s BCAM membership.

Morton, a Granger, Ind. native, finished up her career with the Broncos after the 2015-16 season where she was named one of the team’s captains. She is a two-time Academic All-MAC honoree and a Mid-American Conference (MAC) Distinguished Scholar Athlete, making this award the third academic award of this offseason. Morton left her mark on the WMU record books, where she finished eighth in career assists (383) and had the eighth best 3-point shooting percentage in a season last year (.393). She also finished third in the MAC in minutes played per game (35.9), sixth in assist-turnover ratio (1.8) and seventh in assists per game (4.4). Morton carries a 3.80 GPA and is a pre-physician’s assistant major.

Other players on the Honor Team included Michigan Technological Universities’ Kerry Gardner, Hope College’s Maura McAfee, Oakland’s Elena Popkey, and Saginaw Valley’s Emily Wendling.

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