2000 Lady Bulldog Volleyball
2000 Season Summary

Head Coach Brian Dunn, reaching his 100th career win, has led the Lady Bulldogs to an overall record of 113-29 in the short three year history of women's volleyball at Union.  Dating back to October 21, 1998, Union had won 29 straight home matches. On September 18th of this season, the Lady Lions from Freed Hardeman threatened the streak. Union was down 2 games to 0 before the Lady Bulldogs stormed back with three wins to take the match to keep the streak alive.  The streak came to an end on November 18th during the NAIA Region XI Tournament held at Union, when eventual champion Georgetown defeated the Lady Bulldogs 3 games to 0.

On the season, Union is currently 35-10 overall and 9-1 in the conference. The Lady Bulldogs clinched their second straight regular season TranSouth Conference Championship.  Union finished third in the TranSouth Tournament held in Birmingham.  Lauren Hayden and Andrea Darr were named to the All-Tournament team.  Hayden and Darr were also named 1st Team All-Conference.  Emily Van Dam and Liz Travis were named 2nd Team All-Conference.  Sarah Davenport, Van Dam, and Hayden were named TranSouth Conference Scholar Athletes.  

Union hosted the NAIA Region XI Tournament November 16-18. This will marked the third trip in their three-year history to participate in the tournament. The Lady Bulldogs lost in the semifinals to Georgetown College, KY.  Lauren Hayden was named to the All-Region team.

The NCCAA MidEast Region was once again owned by the Lady Bulldogs. Union won the NCCAA MidEast Region Tournament for the third straight season (1998-2000). Coach Dunn, and junior outside hitter, Lauren Hayden won the NCCAA MidEast Region Coach and Player of the Year respectively. Hayden, along with Emily Van Dam, Andrea Darr, and Liz Travis were recently named to the All-Region team.

Unionís Lauran Hayden has left her mark on her team as well as the NAIA.  Hayden set the All-Time NAIA career kills record with 2747 in only three seasons with the Lady Bulldogs, breaking the old record of 2728 kills.  This season she tallied 950 kills which is the 3rd most kills in one season in the NAIA.  Lauren Hayden was named NAIA All-American for the 2000 season.


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