October 21, 2000

Hayden Named the NCCAA MidEast Region Player of the Year, 
Three Other Lady Bulldogs Honored

Jackson, TN—Lauren Hayden was named the NCCAA MidEast Region Player of the Year. This is the third consecutive year that Hayden has won this award. Hayden, a junior from Belleville, IL, has helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 25-4 overall record and a current lead atop the TranSouth Conference.

Joining Hayden on the first team all-region were two of Union’s middle hitters, junior Emily Van Dam and sophomore Andrea Darr. The Lady Bulldog’s sophomore setter, Liz Travis was honorable mention to the all-region team.

Union is currently playing in the NCCAA MidEast Region Tournament in Wilmore, Kentucky. On Friday, Union defeated Ohio Valley College by the scores of 15-2, 15-1, 15-2. Union continues play today in hopes of making the championship game tonight.

NCCAA Player of the Year – Lauren Hayden (Union University)

NCCAA First Team All-Region                                     NCCAA Honorable Mention

Lauren Hayden - Union University                                    Liz Travis - Union University
Emily Van Dam - Union University                                   Karen Chamberlin – Bryan College
Andrea Darr - Union University                                         Jodi Dick – Ohio Valley College
Katie Rubach – Ashbury                                                 Jessica Studebaker – Ohio Valley
Hannah Cook - Ashbury                                                 Melissa William – Ohio Valley College
Jen Long – Ashbury                                                       Christy Ash – Oakland City
Brook Fleming – Bryan College                                       Jessica Farmer – Oakland City
Kelly Ambrose – Bryan College
Abby Anderson – Ohio Valley College


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