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Union's Sellers, Turner Lead Group of Bulldogs on TranSouth All-Conference Team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 3/1/2006 - The TranSouth Athletic Conference released the 2005-06 men’s basketball all-conference team and postseason awards today. Union took two of the top four awards, as Kinley Sellars was named Newcomer of the Year, and Ralph Turner the co-Coach of the Year with Lyon’s Kevin Jenkins. Trevecca’s Alex Renfroe took Player of the Year and Kristoffer Smith of Freed-Hardeman is the Freshmen of the Year.

Joining Sellers on the TranSouth Conference first team is senior Corey Burkett and junior Ben Frederick. Junior Deywane Lee was named to the second team All-Conference.

Sellers, a 6-foot-5 senior from Cordova, Tennessee, came to the Bulldogs after spending his junior season at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He was the Bulldogs second leading scorer, averaging 14.4 points per game. He also chipped in 4.8 rebounds per contest, and he shot 42.4 percent from behind the three-point line.

Turner led the Bulldogs to their second consecutive TranSouth regular season co-championship, with a 25-5 (9-3 in the TranSouth) record. The Bulldogs have been near the top of the 25 poll all season, including a stay in the number one spot after their first of two wins over then top-ranked Mountain State University.

Below are the 2005-06 TranSouth All-Conference teams

TRANSOUTH FIRST TEAM
Alex Renfroe Trevecca Nazarene
Kinley Sellers Union University
Jonathan Loe Crichton College
Norris Weintz Lyon College
Jonathan Donaldson Lyon College
Corey Burkett Union University
Collins Onyando Trevecca Nazarene
Deshawn Danzey Crichton College
Ben Frederick Union University
Deon Moorer Martin Methodist

SECOND TEAM
Jerod Perry Trevecca Nazarene
Josh Helton Trevecca Nazarene
Janis Ivanovskis Cumberland University
Dewayne Lee Union University
Nathan Aaron Freed-Hardeman

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Kristoffer Smith Freed-Hardeman
Ajaye Ebenezer Crichton College
Brian Odour Trevecca Nazarene
Ponce Palmer Cumberland University
Shun Trevillian Freed-Hardeman

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Alex Renfroe Trevecca Nazarene

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Kinley Sellers Union University

COACH OF THE YEAR
Ralph Turner Union University
Kevin Jenkins Lyon College

FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR
Kristoffer Smith Freed-Hardeman

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Crichton College: DeShawn Danzey, Jonathan Loe
Freed-Hardeman: Nathan Aaron, Seth Matlock, Josh Haislip
Martin Methodist: Brian Rucker, Brad Spivey, Eric Swords, Jarvis Young, Chris Murdock, Chris Lawson, Marko Calic, Kirk Newnham

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