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Union's Clark Named TranSouth Player of the Year; Richardson, Daniels, Eason Also Honored

JACKSON, Tenn. - 3/1/2005 - JACKSON, Tenn. – Stephanie Clark of Union University was named the TranSouth Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season. Merideth Richardson was named a first team All-Conference performer as well as to the All-Freshman team. Ena Daniels was named a second team All-Conference player. Crystal Eason was named to the All-Freshman team. Clark, along with Jennifer Henson, Laura Mitchel, and Peggy McCain were named to the TranSouth Scholar Athlete team.

Clark, a 6-foot-2 forward, is a senior from Artesia, New Mexico. On the season, Clark is averaging 21.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. She also leads the NAIA in rebounding and double-doubles (23), is third in field goal percentage (.637), and is fifth in the NAIA in scoring. Clark ranks No. 1 in the conference in each of those categories.

Richardson, a 5-foot-9 freshman from Bradford, Tennessee, is averaging 12.1 points per game. She is first in the TranSouth Conference with 93 three pointers made and 11th in the conference in scoring. Richardson ranks third in the NAIA in three pointers made.

Daniels, a 5-foot-8 sophomore guard from Lowell, Mass., is averaging 8.8 points per game for Union. She ranks second in the TranSouth with 70 steals (2.33 per game).

Eason, a 5-foot-8 freshman guard from Scotts Hill, Tenn., is averaging 6.8 points per game. She is second in Union's team with 36 three pointers made (36-99, .364). Crystal tallied her career high of 15 points back on December 4 versus Tougaloo College. She posted her season best four three pointers in a game on January 27 at Lyon College. She has played in all 33 of Union’s games this season, including the past nine games as a starter.

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TranSouth Player of the Year
Stephanie Clark, Union

TranSouth Coach of the Year
Dale Neal, Freed-Hardeman

TranSouth Newcomer of the Year
Jackie Weaver, Trevecca Nazarene

TranSouth Conference First Team
Stephanie Clark, Union
Merideth Richardson, Union
Ashlee Robertson, Freed-Hardeman
Stacy Myers, Freed-Hardeman
Jackie Weaver, Trevecca Nazarene
Ashlie Gilland, Trevecca Nazarene
Jana Reed, Trevecca Nazarene
Renae Williams, Cumberland
Sheree McDowell, Blue Mountain
Andrea Sublett, Lyon

TranSouth Conference Second Team
Lee Lee Cannon, Cumberland
Jessica Ezell, Martin Methodist
Ena Daniels, Union
Prescilla Mathias, Lyon
Candace Pettis, Lyon

TranSouth Conference All-Freshman Team
Merideth Richardson, Union
Crystal Eason, Union
Renae Williams, Cumberland
Andrea Sublett, Lyon
Mariska Reed, Trevecca Nazarene

TranSouth Conference All-Academic Team (Scholar Athletes
Blue Mountain: Katie Walker, Sheree McDowell and Amber Hughes
Cumberland: Ashley Cross, Jessica Dillard, Heather Kress, Natasha Manis, Vita Venskunaite, C’Kala Humes, Katie Salmon and Lee Lee Cannon
Freed-Hardeman: Kari Bishop, Julie Hayes, Ashley Helton, Hannah Wood, Andrea Beck, Stacey Bullard and Stacy Myers
Lyon: Kim Edmondson, Carrie Stewart, Mika Seay and Jennifer Steele
Trevecca Nazarene: Kristin Scoggins, Candice McCool and Amy Hutchins
Union: Peggy McCain, Jennifer Henson, Stephanie Clark and Laura Mitchell


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