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Photos From the DWU Women in the NAIA National Championship

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) embrace after defeating the Concordia Bulldogs 82-59 to win the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus, left, Meghan Travis, center, and Chesney Nagel celebrate the Tigers 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray, left, Kynedi Cheeseman, center, and Rylie Osthus hug after winning the the NAIA Division II National Championship game defeated the Concordia Bulldogs 82-59 on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) cuts the final piece of the net following the Tigers 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen celebrates the Tigers win in the final second as DWU would defeat the Concordia Bulldogs 82-59 for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman, right, is congratulated by her teammates Makaela Karst, left, and Ashley Bray after receiving the tournament MVP award following the Tigers 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan seniors Ashley Bray, left, Chesney Nagel, top, Shanna Selby, bottom, and Amber Bray, top right, celebrate their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan seniors Chesney Nagel, left, Ashely Bray and Amber Bray, back, celebrate before coming off the court as the Tigers would defeat the Concordia Bulldogs 82-59 for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan seniors Chesney Nagel, left, Ashely Bray, right, and Amber Bray, back, celebrate with Kynedi Cheeseman (30) before coming off the court as the Tigers would defeat the Concordia Bulldogs 82-59 for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) looks to make a move to the basket as Concordia’s Mary Janovich (20) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) fights her way around the defense of Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) to the basket as Brenleigh Daum (22) looks on during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a 3-point basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) dribbles past Concordia’s Brenleigh Daum (22) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) hugs a teammate after coming out of the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) fights her way to the basket between a pair of Concordia defenders during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) dribbles past Concordia’s Dani Hoppes (32) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) goes to the basket as Concordia’s Colby Duvel (31) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots beyond the reach of Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Madison Mathews (12) shoots in front of a pair of Concordia defenders during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) looks for an outlet as Concordia’s Mary Janovich (20) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) moves the ball at the top of the key as Concordia’s Mary Janovich (20) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) passes around the defense of Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) fights her way to the basket as Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) defedns during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) dribbles to the basket past Concordia’s Brenleigh Daum (22) as Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) tries to help defend during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) looks for an outlet as Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) shoots a 3-point basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) moves the ball around as Concordia’s Brenleigh Daum (22) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) shoots over Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Madison Mathews (12) dribbles past a Concordia defender during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots a 3-point basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) bring the ball up the court as Concordia’s Taylor Cockerill (5) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) passes over the top of Concordia’s MacKenzie Helman (12) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots beyond the defensive reach of Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) shoots through the Concordia defense during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers and fans cheer heading into half time up 40-19 over the Concordia Bulldogs during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) brings the ball up the court during the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) grabs a long pass past a pair of Concordia defenders during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) comes down with a rebound as Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) goes to the basket as Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) goes to the basket as Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) dribbles to the basket as Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) shoots in front of Concordia’s Taylor Cockerill (5) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) splits the defense of Concordia’s Taylor Cockerill (5) and Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) to the basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) dribbles past a Concordia defender during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots a 3-point basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) celebrates a basket and a foul by a Concordia defender during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel, left, and Ashley Bray, right, fight for a loose ball with Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel, left, and Ashley Bray, right, fight for a loose ball with Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan Assistant Coach Celeste Beck talks with Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) defends a shot attempt by Concordia’s Dani Hoppes (32) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40), and Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) all reach for a rebound along with Concordia’s Mary Janovich (20) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Concordia’s Colby Duvel (31) tries to dribble between the defense of Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) looks for an ouetlet as Concordia’s Brenleigh Daum (22) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) looks for an ouetlet as Concordia’s Brenleigh Daum (22) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) blocks a Concordia’s Taylor Cockerill (5) shot attempt during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Jessica Mieras (50) races out to the court as the players return to the bench during a timeout during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) reach for a rebound with Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) chases down a loose ball during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Madison Mathews (12) grabs a rebound in front of Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen wants a foul call during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen is upset over a foul call during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen talks to his players during a media timeout during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Madison Mathews (12), Dakota Wesleyan’s Makaela Karst (22) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Jessica Mieras (50) meet the players on the court during a timeout during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU cheerleaders perform during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) brings the ball up the court during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen signals what he thought should be a travel call during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) scramble for a loose ball with Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) brings the ball up the court as Concordia’s Mary Janovich (20) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) defends a Concordia’s Taylor Cockerill (5) shot attempt during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) hands the ball to Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) after grabbing the rebound during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Concordia turnover during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) scramble for a loose ball in front of Concordia’s Mary Janovich (20) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) and Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) scramble for a loose ball in front of Concordia’s Mary Janovich (20) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) celebrates coming out of the game with Mateya Walder (14) in the final minute during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) goes to the basket in front of Concordia’s Taylor Cockerill (5) and Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) makes a move past Concordia’s Dani Hoppes (32) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) dribbles off the screen of Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) passes the ball as Concordia’s Sydney Feller (24) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) brings the ball up the court as Concordia’s Dani Hoppes (32) defends during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen tells Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) to hold onto the ball tighter during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU Cheerleaders perform during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) goes to the basket in front of a trio of Concordia defenders during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) shoots freethrows late during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) screams her teammates on during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) shoots a basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU fans cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen watches the Tigers warm up before the start of the second half of the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers hold the National Championship trophy following their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers hold the National Championship trophy following their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers hoist the National Championship trophy following their 82-59 win over the Concordia Bulldogs for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) hugs teammate Chesney Nagel as Ashley Bray (20) walks following the awards presentation during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) poses for a photo with the National Championship trophy following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) celebrates after cutting the net following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Jessica Mieras (50) celebrates after cutting the net following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Madison Mathews (12) celebrates after cutting the net following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Sarah Carr (40) celebrates after cutting the net following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU seniors pose for a photo following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers celebrate on stage prior to the team photo following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers congratulate Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) on being named tournament MVP following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers congratulate Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) on being named tournament MVP following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers congratulate Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) on being named tournament MVP following the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Amber Bray (44) hugs her teammates after coming out of the game in the final minute during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) hugs a teammate after coming out of the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) fights her way to the basket between a pair of Concordia defenders during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) fights her way to the basket between a pair of Concordia defenders during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) brings the ball up the court during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) shoots in front of a ]Concordia defender during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) drives past Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) to the basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) drives past Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) to the basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) drives past Concordia’s Quinn Wragge (30) and Concordia’s Dani Hoppes (32) to the basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University Head Coach Jason Christensen talks to his players prior to introductions during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots in front of the Concordia defense during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. -(Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) shoots in front of the Concordia defense during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. -(Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) shoots past a pair of Concordia defenders during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Cheerleaders perform during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU Cheerleaders perform during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Rylie Osthus (10) is fouled by Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) dribbles past Concordia’s Philly Lammers (42) to the basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The DWU bench celebrates a Tigers basket during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers huddle up prior to tipoff of the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Chesney Nagel (32) walks out onto the court during introductions prior to the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Ashley Bray (20) is introduced during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

DWU students cheer on the Tigers during the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers huddle prior to the NAIA Division II National Championship game on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) leads the Tigers in a chant prior to the start of the NAIA Division II National Championship game against Concordia University on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kynedi Cheeseman (30) is lifted off the stage in celebration following the trophy presentation as the Tigers defeated the Concordia Bulldogs 82-59 for the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers celebrate on stage with the students following the trophy presentation during the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers celebrate on stage with the students following the trophy presentation during the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers celebrate on stage with the students following the trophy presentation during the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers celebrate on stage with the students following the trophy presentation during the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers celebrate on stage with the students following the trophy presentation during the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Tigers pose for their National Championship picture following the trophy presentation during the NAIA Division II National Championship on Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. (Matt Gade / Republic)