At Missouri State
After missing all of the 2005-06 season with a knee injury, Tag Morris was beset by another injury that kept her out of all but 12 games last season. TheLadyBears' inspirational leaderaveraged just 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest, but made major contributions late in the season and will be asked to play a major leadership role on a young Missouri State squad in 2007-08.
Morris started the first two games of the year, posting career highs for points (9) and steals (4)in the season-opening loss to Iowa (Nov. 11), before succombing to injury in MSU's 62-55 loss to Seton Hall (Nov. 12). She made her return to the MSU lineup by scoring two points, grabbing four rebounds and handing out an assist in 11 minutes of action at Wichita State (Feb. 3). At Bradley (Feb. 15) Morris turned in her strongest performance yet, totaling eight points and seven rebounds (four offensive) in helping the Lady Bears overcome a 19-point second-half deficit to draw to within a single point in the closing minute before falling by a 78-75 score. Against UNI (Feb. 17), Morris scored six points, grabbed five boards and connected on her first three-point field goal try since Nov. 12 in her first start since returning to game action.
Morris sat out the entire season as a redshirt after suffering a knee injury during preseason workouts in late October.
Morris was a four-year starter at Blue Eye High, finishing her career with 2,259 points, 1,223 rebounds, 531 steals and 513 assists, all school records. She was a two-time first team all-state selection for head coach El Frink and set the Missouri state record for points per game as a freshman. As a senior, the 5-10 guard led her team to a 25-3 record and the Southwest Central League regular season and tournament championships, earning MVP honors. She averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, and five steals, earning a McDonald's All-America nomination.Morriswas also the starting shortstop for four years on the softball team and a three-year starter on the volleyball team. Morris excelled in the classroom as well, earning the distinction of class valedictorian.
The daugther of Rusty and Sheena Morris, TaSheena Beth was born February 10, 1987, in Berryville, Ark. She has one sister, Elizabeth, who also attends Missouri State. Tag is majoring in computer information systems.