JACKSON, Tenn. - 3/25/2008 - The Lady Bulldogs of Union University continue to rack up honors as four are named All-Americans for the 2007-08 season. Josephine Owino, along with being named NAIA Player of the Year, was named to the first team. Junior guard Kaitlin Dudley was also named to the first team. Kayla Hudson was a second team All-American and Crystal Eason was Honorable Mentioned All-American.
Owino, a 6-foot-4 junior center from Mombosa, Kenya, adds this national player of the year honor to her TranSouth Conference Player of the Year honor received earlier this month. Owino leads the NAIA with a .668 field-goal percentage. She also ranks fourth in the NAIA with 2.5 blocks per game and 10th in the NAIA with 18.8 points per game. Owino recorded 14 double-doubles on the season, and almost averaged a double-double with her 18.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. She posted double figures in 31 of her 32 games through the regular season and conference tournament. Owino scored over 20 points in a game 13 times, including posting a career-high 34 points in a win over No. 2 Lee University. Owino passed the 1000 point mark in her career this season. In just her three years at Union, she has accumulated 1,435 points and 676 rebounds.
Dudley, a 5-foot-10 sophomore from Dyer, Tennessee, adds this honor to her first team All-Conference award from earlier in the month. She finished just behind Owino 17.3 points per game for Union. Dudley lead Union with 123 made free throw, and was second in field-goals and three pointers made. She scored double figures in points in 28 of the team’s 32 games entering the national tournament. Dudley ranks No. 1 in the NAIA with a .911 free-throw percentage. She is also seventh in the NAIA with a .451 (60-133) three-point percentage. In just her sophomore season, Dudley passed the 1000 career point mark. She recorded a career-high 34 points in a win over Lyon College and a career-high 11 rebounds in a win over No. 7 Freed-Hardeman.
Hudson, a 5-foot-6 freshman from Gleason, Tennessee adds this honor to her numerous TranSouth Conference awards from earlier this month. Hudson averaged 10.9 points per game while dishing out 257assists and shooting 50-percent (62-124) from behind the arc. Hudson led the NAIA in assist/turnover ratio (4.431) and was ranked No.2 in assist per game (7.139). She started all 35 games for Union as a freshman.
Eason, a 5-foot-8 senior from Scotts Hill, Tennessee, averaged 11.8 points per game on the season. She sank 50-of-129 (.388) three pointers on the season.
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