Grace Barry helps Concordia win national title in first season
All Grace Barry does is win.
The junior helped Concordia win its first ever national championship Tuesday night, leading the Bulldogs with 15 points en route to being named the NAIA D-II Championships MVP.
"Honestly, it's just a testament to my team," Barry said after the game. "They worked so hard in the summer, in the offseason. Just goes to show how much they wanted and how will they were to work for it."
Barry, a transfer from UNK in her first season with Concordia, also won a state title with Lincoln East in high school.
Concordia coach Drew Olson credits her for a lot of his team's success this season.
"Man, holy cow how good is that kid? She's just so tough," Olson said on Tuesday. "She's a gamer. I just love her competitiveness, her confidence. She was the difference this season. We just didn't have anybody like that. That could dictate the game both offensively and defensively. She just makes everybody better on the floor."