ATLANTA - 3/19/2012 - The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the 2012 WBCA National Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NAIA) Coaches’ All-America Team. Union University senior and Jackson, Tenn. native Lavanda Ross was named to the first team. This All-America team is separate from the NAIA’s All-America teams which will be released on Tuesday, March 20.
The 10-member team was selected by a vote of the selection committee. The committee is comprised of one representative from each of the nine geographical regions and a chairperson.
The 5-foot-8 senior guard played her high school basketball at North Side High School. Since coming to Union, Ross, has been to the at least the NAIA semifinals in each of her four season, including the title game in her first three seasons. If Union wins their 2012 semifinal game Monday night, she will have played in the title game in each of her four seasons. She has been a part of two NAIA National Title teams to this point (2009, 2010), four TranSouth Regular Seasons titles and three TranSouth Tournament titles.
Going into the 2012 semifinal game, Ross is just 12 points shy of reaching the 2,000 career point mark. She would be the seventh player in Union’s 2000-point club should she reach that mark.
On the season, leads Union with 632 points, 18.1 points per game. She has pulled down 223 rebounds, dished out 134 assists and has 89 steals on the season. For her career to this point, she has 1,982 points, 739 rebounds, 453 assists, and 285 steals. She ranks No. 3 in the NAIA with a .586 field goal percentage, No. 7 with her 632 points per game, No. 11 in total steals (89) and No. 13 in points per game (18.1).
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