Ciara Morris Named Blue Chip Performer 11-18-2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women's basketball freshman guard Ciara Morris (Hope Mills, N.C./South View) has been named this week's Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The Blue Chip Performer will be chosen weekly from all sports in season and will run throughout the 2012-13 UNCG athletics campaign.

Morris posted her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in just her third collegiate contest, leading the Spartans to a 55-49 win over Gardner-Webb Saturday at Fleming Gymnasium. The victory was the first for the squad this season.

Morris not only produced 10 points and 10 rebounds, but also filled up the stat sheet to the tune of six offensive rebounds, three assists, three blocks and three steals. Her defensive efforts helped UNCG record 18 steals and force 31 turnovers by the Bulldogs – the first time the Spartans have forced more than 30 turnovers by an opponent since a 60-51 win at Wofford Jan. 29, 2011.

The Blue and Gold hits the road for its next two games as the Spartans will travel to Liberty Tuesday, Nov. 27 for a nonconference tilt at the Vines Center before opening Southern Conference play at Western Carolina. Tipoff between UNCG and Liberty is slated for 7 p.m. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners

Sept. 4 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Sept. 10 – Katherine Santiago, Volleyball
Sept. 17 – Abraham Kemboi and Chelsea Sumney, Cross Country
Sept. 24 – Fanny Cnops, Women's Golf
Oct. 1 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Oct. 8 – Niltooli Wilkins, Women's Tennis
Oct. 15 - Jamie Simmons, Women's Soccer
Oct. 22 - Katherine Rodriguez, Women's Soccer
Oct. 29 - Paul Chelimo, Men's Cross Country 
Nov. 5 - Kelvin McNeil, Men's Basketball 
Nov. 12 - Paul Katam, Men's Cross Country

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