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The Union University Lady Bulldogs captured the 2008-09 TranSouth Tournament Championship.  It is the third straight for the Union Lady Bulldogs.
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  • TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS
  • LINKS
  • ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
  • ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS
  • TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES
  • TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS
  • TOURNAMENT POLICIES
TOURNAMENT HISTORY


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Tournament Bracket (PDF)


First Round Monday, March 2, 2009

(First-round bye - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)

      Game 1:  No. 9 Mid-Continent @ No. 8 Blue Mountain (87-64)

Quarter finals Wednesday, March 4, 2009

     Game 2:  No. 8 Blue Mountain @ No. 1 Union University (146-27)

     Game 3:  No. 7 Cumberland University @ No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (68-54)

    Game 4:  No. 6 Martin Methodist @ No. 3 Trevecca Nazarene (72-68)

    Game 5:  No. 5 Lyon College @ No. 4 Bethel College (91-84)

Semi finals Friday, March 6, 2009

    Game 6:  No. 4 Bethel College @ No. 1 Union University (95-65)

    Game 7:  No. 3 Trevecca Nazarene @ No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (47-38)

Finals Monday, March 9, 2009

Championship Game

    No. 3 Trevecca Nazarene @ No. 1 Union University (92-69)


Union University receives TranSouth's Automatic Bid to the 2009 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship



  • LINKS

NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Conference Tournaments
DI Women's Basketball Honors
DI Women's Basketball Ratings
2009 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship
2008-2009 TranSouth Women's Basketball Awards

2007-2008 TranSouth Tournament

2006-2007 Tournament

2005-06 All-Conference Awards



  • ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

2008-2009 TranSouth Women's Basketball Awards
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Josephine Owino

Union University

Sr.

Mombasa,Kenya

Jana Cross

Freed-Hardeman

Jr.

Loretto, Tenn.

Kaitlin Dudley

Union University

Jr.

Bradford, Tenn.

Jennifer Bognar

Trevecca Nazarene

Sr.

Nashville, Tenn.

Abby Lawson

Trevecca Nazarene

Jr.

Ashland City, Tenn.

Tara Deatheridge

Freed-Hardeman

Jr.

Nashville, Tenn.

Nina Djokovoc

Bethel College

So.

Belgrade, Serbia

Kayla Hudson

Union University

So.

Gleason, Tenn.

K.K. Hodges

Lyon College

So.

Wynne, Ark.

Merideth Jacobs

Union University

Sr.

Bradford, Tenn.

Second Team

Meribeth Boehler

Freed-Hardeman

So.

Selmer, Tenn.

K.C. Van Atta

Trevecca Nazarene

So.

Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Whitney Robison

Martin Methodist

Jr.

Brighton, Tenn.

Teena Carter

Bethel College

So.

Milan, Tenn.

Chaquaila Gaten

Cumberland Univesity

Sr.

Marietta, Ga.

All-Freshmen Team

Lavanda Ross

Union University

Fr.

Jackson Tenn.

Hannah Parsley

Freed-Hardeman

Fr.

Rector, Ark.

Lauren Ramsey

Lyon College

Fr.

N. Little Rock, Ark.

Vanessa Pincheon

Trevecca Nazarene

Fr.

Fayetteville, Tenn.

Rakeshia Perry

Freed-Hardeman

Fr.

Trenton, Tenn.



  • ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS

Player of the Year

Josephine Owino

Union University

Sr.

Mombasa,Kenya

Freshmen of the Year

Lavanda Ross

Union University

Fr.

Jackson Tenn.

Newcomer of the Year

Lavanda Ross

Union University

Fr.

Jackson Tenn.

Coach of the Year

Mark Campbell

Union University



  • TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

Website Story


BETHEL COLLEGE
Jelena Budimir, Jenna Roney, Nina Djokovic, Meagan Price, Anna Trull, Milica Ivanovic, Ashlee Dubruiel

BLUE MOUNTAIN

Lauren Burgess, Kristen Coleman, Ashley Hale, Jordan McCormick, Joy Pierce, Shayla Stroud, Katelynn Wright

CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY
Bona Ogada, Angie Wells, Stasia Holden, Savannah Nix, Samanta Bellar

FREED-HARDEMAN

Meribeth Boehler, Jessica Doran, Chelsie Alsup, Jana Cross, Tara Deatheridge, Nicole Duncan, Kristal Edney

LYON COLLEGE

Syeeda Echols, Maribeth Waters, Rebecca Whorton

MARTIN METHODIST
Kaitlyn Moses, Luaran Hudgins, Miranda Cravens, Kelsey Bacon, Whitney Robison, Tiffany Travis, Jennifer Hawkins

MID-CONTINENT
Brittany Butler, April Carter,Jean-Ann Riley
TREVECCA NAZARENE

Casey Attebery, Jennifer Bognar, Abby Lawson, Paige McFarlin, Casey Pigue, Angelica Sails, Jessica Spencer, Chelsey Taylor, K.C. Van Atta

UNION UNIVERSITY

Merideth Jacobs, Lindsey Flynn, Laura Crittendon, Kayla Hudson


Recipients must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically and hold at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.


ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Josephine Owino, Union University (Most Valuable Player)
Merideth Jacobs, Union University
K.C. Van Atta, Trevecca Nazarene
Jennifer Bognar, Trevecca Nazarene
Whitney Johnson, Freed-Hardeman
Nina Djokovic, Bethel College

The final four teams in the conference tournament will each have a player. The two teams in the championship game will each have one additional player. A player from the winning team only will be considered for MVP.


TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS

1.  Union University
2.  Freed-Hardeman
3.  Trevecca Nazarene
4.  Bethel College
5.  Lyon College
6.  Martin Methodist
7.  Cumberland University
8.  Blue Mountain
9.  Mid-Continent

(tiebreaker explanation)


TOURNAMENT POLICIES

Protocol:
Nine team single elimination tournament
Tournament Site: @ Higher Seed - Game times 7 p.m. local time
Tie Breakers: Seeding for the TranSouth Tournament is based on the order of finish of regular season competition.


Two-Way Tie

A.  The regular-season head-to-head competition shall be used to break ties. In the event of multiple ties, the ties for the higher seed shall be broken first.  If A (head to head) fails to break the tie, go to B 

 

B.  Compare records against the highest seeded remaining teams (considered one at a time in descending order) ..i.e. vs. #1, #2, #3,#4 etc.  If, when attempting to break the tie by this method, you arrive at another group of tied teams, you consider the records against those tied teams as a collective group. If A and B fail to break the tie, go to

 

C.  A coin flip will be used to determine the higher seed.  This coin flip will be conducted by the Commissioner (or his appointee) in the presence of two witnesses.  If the coaches involved are not among the witnesses, they will be on a conference phone call while the toss is taking place.

 

Multiple-Team Tie (3 or more teams)

A. The regular-season head-to-head competition shall be used to break the ties. When three or more teams are tied, they shall be viewed as a "group" when comparing head-to-head results. The team with the best record vs. all other teams in the tied" group" gains the advantage. Ties are broken to select the higher seeds first prior to breaking other ties. If two or more teams are still tied with the best record against the original "tied group", those teams advance to tiebreaker step B.

 

After the higher seed(s) of the original "tied group" is/are determined, they are separated from the original "tied group" (i.e. they are seeded and OUT of the equation) and the next higher seed(s) are determined by the remaining tied teams returning to A for their tie-breaker.  If there are two remaining tied teams, they would go to the Two Team Tiebreaker policy.  If there are three or more remaining tied teams, they would form another "tied group" of their own and go back to A for the Multiple Team Tiebreaker.  If A (head to head) fails to break the tie, go to step B 

 

B. The next step in breaking the tie for all or part of the "original tied group" is:  Compare records against the highest seeded remaining teams (considered one at a time in descending order) ..i.e. #1, #2, #3,#4 etc.  If, when attempting to break the tie by this method, you arrive at another group of tied teams, you consider the records against those tied teams as a collective group.  If A and B fail to break the tie, go to

 

C. A coin flip will be used to determine the higher seed.  This coin flip will be conducted by the Commissioner (or his appointee) in the presence of two witnesses.  If the coaches involved are not among the witnesses, they will be on a conference phone call while the toss is taking place.


NAIA National Tournament Berths: TranSouth Tournament Champion gets automatic bid to the 2009 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship


TOURNAMENT HISTORY

TranSouth Women's Basketball Regular Season Champions
2009 - Union University
2008 - Union University
2007 - Union University
2006 - Freed-Hardeman University
2005 - Freed-Hardeman University
2004 - Freed-Hardeman/Union Co-Champions
2003 - Union University
2002 - Union University
2001 - Union University
2000 - Union University
1999 - Union University
1998 - Union University
1997 - Union University
 
Women's Basketball Tournament Champions
2009 - Union University def. Trevecca Nazarene 92-69
2008 - Union University def. Freed-Hardeman 73-62
2007 - Union University def. Trevecca Nazarene 80-66
2006 - Freed-Hardeman def. Trevecca Nazarene 71-64
2005 - Freed-Hardeman def. Union University 87-82 OT
2004 - Freed-Hardeman def. Union University 81-63
2003 - Union University def. Freed-Hardeman 77-72
2002 - Union University def. Trevecca 88-81
2001 - Union University def. Freed-Hardeman 84-64
2000 - Union University def. Trevecca Nazarene 70-51
1999 - Union University def. Lipscomb University 61-53
1998 - Union University def. Freed-Hardeman 82-57
1997 - Union University def. Freed-Hardeman 81-75