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Union Sweeps TranSouth Women's Basketball Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 3/3/2008 - The TranSouth Athletic Conference released the 2007-2008 women’s basketball all-conference team and postseason awards. Union managed to come away from the regular season with all four of the top awards. Josephine Owino was named Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year was earned by Kayla Hudson. Hudson was also awarded Newcomer of the Year and Mark Campbell earned Coach of the Year honors. Union's Crystal Eason was named to the second team All-Conference while Eason, Laura Crittendon, and Lindsey Flynn were named TranSouth Scholar Athletes.

Owino, a 6-foot-4 junior from Mombasa, Kenya, was named Transouth’s Player of the Week four times this season. Averaging 18.9 points a game with a season total of 531 points, Owino’s career has taken off. While she shoots an impressive 66.1% from the field, she rounds out her statistics with with a 6.7 rebound average and a 61.8% free throw rate. Owino also has pulled in some high NAIA ranks, including No. 1 in field goal percentage, No. 5 in blocks per game (2.185) and No. 11 in points per game.

Hudson, a 5-foot-6 freshman guard from Gleason, Tenn., has made an impact her freshman year. She scored an average of 10.8 points per game and is off to a great start with an overall season total of 302 points. Hudson ended the season with a 50.5% three-point total and an 85.6% free throw total. She leads the NAIA in assist/turnover ratio (4.69) and is ranked No.2 in assists per game (7.48).

Eason, a 5-foo-8 senior from Scotts Hill, Tenn., averaged 11.8 points per game on the season. She sank 50-of-129 (.388) three pointers on the season.

Campbell closed out this season with a perfect 29-0 season, leading his team to clinch the regular season title once again. This is his fourth coach award, having won it last year, then 2001 and 2002.

Below are the 2007-2008 TranSouth Women’s Basketball Awards.

Player of the Year
Josephine Owino Union University

Newcomer of the Year
Kayla Hudson, Union University

Freshman of the Year
Kayla Hudson, Union University

Coach of the Year
Mark Campbell, Union University

All-TranSouth First Team
Josephine Owino, Union University

Jana Cross, Freed-Hardeman
Kaitlin Dudley, Union University
Dee Preyer, Lambuth University
Kayla Hudson, Union University
Mariska Reed, Trevecca Nazarene
Megan Thompson, Freed-Hardeman
Renae Williams, Cumberland University
Nina Djokovic, Bethel College
Abby Lawson, Trevecca Nazarene

All-TranSouth Second Team
Crystal Eason, Union University

Kristin Archie, Trevecca Nazarene
Kristal Edney, Freed-Hardeman
Keshianna Hodges, Lyon College
Chytearra Kintchen, Lambuth University

TranSouth All-Freshman Team
Kayla Hudson, Union University

Keshianna Hodges, Lyon College
K.C. Van Atta, Trevecca Nazarene
Keisha Brown, Cumberland University
Zeinab Chan, Union University

TranSouth Scholar-Athlete Team
Bethel College
Britni Steinard-Griffy, Nina Djokovic, Gretchen Seyerle, Megan Price, Jenna Roney, Jessie Dennison, Erin Meyer, Jessica Murphy, Jelena Budimir

Blue Mountain College
Jamie Harrison, Keleshia Amos, Lana Harris, Bre Anna Heard, Beth Short, Shayla Stroud, Nicole Curtis, Kateynn Wright

Cumberland University
Hilary Bower, Kari Maddox, Renae Williams

Freed-Hardeman University
Kori Bledsoe, Meredith McLemore, Megan Thompson, Chelsie Alsup, Kristal Edney, Tara Deatheridge, Jana Cross, Nicole Duncan

Lambuth University
Katherine Snodgrass, Melissa Harrison, Kristin Brison, Heather Scruggs

Lyon College
Snezana Jovanovic, Le Anna Peerson, Beca Whorton, April Carter

Martin Methodist College
Whitney Robinson, Cassi Kile, Diane Frost

Mid-Continent University
Beth Jordan, Sarah Cripps, April Carter, Amber Neidigh, Brittany Butler

Trevecca Nazarene University
Mariska Reed, Kristin Archie, Jennifer Bognar, Casey Pigue, Paige McFarlin, Angelica Sails, Casey Attebery, Jessica Spencer

Union University
Crystal Eason, Lindsay Flynn, Laura Crittendon


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