Copp, Coppock, Peacock Joined GNAC Insider
Peacock, Coppock and Copp will be on GNAC Insider live on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific.
Peacock, Coppock and Copp will be on GNAC Insider live on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific.

Monday, January 23, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – The conference’s weekly online radio live show GNAC Insider was on the air on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific, featuring Montana State Billings head track and field coach Dave Coppock, Concordia women’s basketball center Jordyn Peacock and Saint Martin’s guard Tyler Copp.

Copp is the senior captain of the Saint Martin’s men’s basketball team, which was just named Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week after its wins last week over Seattle Pacific and Montana State Billings. The Saints are now tied for sixth place in the GNAC as they battle for one of the six coveted spots in the GNAC Championships, which will be played at Saint Martin’s. Copp has been the Saints’ leading scorer this year with 17.2 points per game. Copp ranks seventh in the GNAC in points per game and has the conference’s fourth-best free-throw percentage at 88.8. On Thursday, Saint Martin’s will host Alaska Anchorage and then Alaska on Saturday.

Coppock is entering his eighth season as the Montana State Billings track and field head coach after helping the program return to MSUB in the 2008-09 season. Coppock also has a total of 28 years as the MSUB cross country head coach. The Yellowjackets have already posted several impressive results in the 2017 indoor track and field season. On Saturday, Sam Zook broke the school record in the 60-meter dash for a second time this year with a time of 6.90 seconds at the Air Force Invitational, earning GNAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week honors. Chuck Carr broke an MSUB record that stood for 45 years in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 8 inches, on Saturday. The Yellowjackets will next compete in the Conglomerate Open in two weeks.

Peacock was the hero last week for Concordia women’s basketball tapping in a put-back as time expired for an 89-87 overtime victory at Northwest Nazarene on Thursday. It was Concordia’s first road victory of the season. The Cavaliers immediately backed it up with another road victory at Central Washington on Saturday. Peacock played a big defensive role in the 59-57 win with a block, steal and five defensive rebounds. Peacock is the GNAC’s blocks leader this season with 2.4 blocks per game. That is more than double anybody else in the conference. The Cavaliers will return home this week to host Simon Fraser on Thursday and Western Washington on Saturday.