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Union softball places six on All-Conference list

PULASKI, Tenn. - 4/30/2009 - After a third place finish in the TranSouth Conference regular season standings, the Union University softball boasted six players on the 2009 TranSouth All-Conference list. Leading the way as first team selections were Lindsey Landreneau, Katie Davis, and Ali Thomas. Union players on the second team included Ashley Blankenship, Sydney McMillin, and Michelle Albonetti. Union also had eight players named TranSouth Scholar Athletes.

Landreneau, a junior from Leesburg, Ga., leads the Union team with a .384 batting average, 63 hits, 20 doubles, and three triples. She also has tallied 25 RBI and one homerun. Landreneau is tied for the team lead with 10 stolen bases.

Davis, a freshman from Gibson County High School, was second on the team with a .381 average. She posted 53 hits, 12 doubles, and team-highs with eight homeruns and 39 RBI.

Thomas, a junior from Pegram, Tenn., was third on the team with a .368 batting average. She recorded 50 hits, 14 doubles, four homeruns, and 38 RBI. Thomas also threw out three base runners attempting to steal.

Blankenship, a senior from Alabaster, Ala., hit .336 on the season on her way to a second All-Conference selection. She hit four doubles, four homeruns, and drove in 24 runs. Blankenship also completed a two-year career at first base where she committed just two errors in over 800 chances.

McMillin, a freshman from Brighton, Tenn., posted a 12-8 record on the season and had a 1.84 ERA with three saves. She tallied 25 appearances, 18 starts, and 11 complete games. McMillin struck out 61 hitters and walked just 39 in 118 innings pitched.

Albonetti, a senior from Memphis, Tenn., is making her third All-Conference selection as a Lady Bulldog. She hit .322 with 49 hits, five doubles, three triples, a home run, and 11 RBI. Albonetti was tied for the team lead with 10 stolen bases and struck out just nine times in 152 at-bats on the season.

Union also had eight players to be named TranSouth Scholar Athletes including Albonetti, Blankenship, Brittany Burkett, Kristen Kirk, Landreneau, Brooke Laws, Thomas, and Candice Thompson.

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2009 TRANSOUTH SOFTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chelsea Bailey - Trevecca Nazarene
PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Tarrah Tucker - Freed-Hardeman
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Maria Robinson - Martin Methodist
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Chrissy Worth - Martin Methodist
COACH OF THE YEAR
Brandie Paul - Martin Methodist

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
NAME, CLASS, SCHOOL
Tarrah Tucker, Senior, Freed-Hardeman
Chelsea Bailey, Senior, Trevecca Nazarene
Maria Robinson, Junior, Martin Methodist
Chrissy Worth, Freshman, Martin Methodist
Alicia Boris, Senior, Martin Methodist
Brittany Bradford, Senior, Freed-Hardeman
Lindsey Landreneau, Junior, Union University
Sally Gale, Senior, Martin Methodist
Brittini Burlison, Freshman, Bethel College
Karli Rush, Sophomore, Trevecca Nazarene
Nicole Velez, Junior, Martin Methodist
Katie Davis, Freshman, Union University
Kristi Keller, Sophmore, Lyon College
Britney Caldwell, Junior, Freed-Hardeman
Ali Thomas, Junior, Union University
Brooke Kelley, Senior, Martin Methodist
Riley Mashburn, Freshman, Trevecca Nazarene
Taylor Morgan, Sophmore, Lyon College

SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
NAME, CLASS, SCHOOL
Leah Hensley, Sophomore,Bethel College
Ashley Blankenship, Senior, Union University
Brittany Steverson, Sophomore, Freed-Hardeman
Blaire Johnson, Senior, Bethel College
Ashley Simmons, Junior, Bethel College
Amber Metzger, Junior, Bethel College
Carmen Gulley, Senior, Freed-Hardeman
Lindsey Davis, Sophomore, Bethel College
Stephanie Gutierrez, Sophomore, Cumberland University
Sydney McMillin, Freshman, Union University
Michelle Albonetti, Senior, Union University

Victoria Spindor, Freshman, Mid-Continent
Stephanie Fisher, Senior, Trevecca Nazarene
Brittany Yates, Freshman, Freed-Hardeman
Brittany Edmonds, Sophomore, Bethel College

TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR ATHLETES
Scholar-Athlete Qualifications: TranSouth - Recipients must be a sophomore or above in academic standing; have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
Bethel College
Blaire Johnson, Whitney Taylor, Amber Metzger, Ashley Simmons, Brittany Edmonds, Leah Hensley, Jennifer Townson, Kasey Winsett

Cumberland University
Leslie Barrow, Jennifer Brewington, Lauren Carr, Katie Goad, Cassie McKinne, Karla Pladna, Emily Smith, Paige Terrell

Freed-Hardeman
Brittany Bradford, Jill Brock, Natalie Carson, Traci Gibbons, Carmen Gulley, Augusta McClary, Audra Yopp

Lyon College
Tenequa Martin

Martin Methodist
Tiffany Bard, Nicole Curtis, Alicia Boris, Nikki Osborne

Mid-Continent
April Carter, Amanda Duke, Hannah Moseley, Amber Rapert

Trevecca Nazarene
Cassady Critchfield, Stephanie Fisher, Megan Hemmingsen, Shelby Mashburn, Melinda Patterson, Karli Rush, Sammy Simon, Megan Suggs

Union University
Michelle Albonetti, Ashley Blankenship, Brittany Burkett, Kristen Kirk, Lindsey Landreneau, Brooke Laws, Ali Thomas, Candice Thompson


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