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Josephine Owino Player of the Year
Josephine Owino Player of the Year
Women's Basketball - Mon, Mar. 2, 2009
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The TranSouth Athletic Conference released the 2008-2009 women's basketball all-conference team and postseason awards. Union, who won the regular season title with an undefeated record, claimed  all four of the top awards. Josephine Owino was named Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and Freshman of the Year was given to Lavanda Ross was also awarded Newcomer of the Year and Mark Campbell earned Coach of the Year


Josephine Owino, a 6'4" senior from Mombasa, Kenya, was named TranSouth's Player of the Week five times this season. Averaging 18.5 points a game with a season total of 555 points, Owino eclipsed the 2,000 point mark in her career this season. Owino also has pulled in some high NAIA ranks, including No. 1 in field goal percentage (65%), No. 9 in points per game (2.185) and No. 10 in blocks per game (1.9).


Lavanda Ross, a 5'8" freshman guard from Jackson, Tenn., has made an impact her freshman year. She scored an average of 10.4 points per game and is off to a great start with an overall season total of 312 points.Ross ended the regular season with a 55.9% three-point total and an 79.3% free throw total. She ranks No. 16 in the NAIA in assist/turnover ratio (1.92).


Mark Campbell closed out this season with a perfect 16-0 mark in TranSouth play and a 29-1 regular season record, leading his team to the regular season title once again. This is his fifth coach award, having won it last year, then 2001, 2002, and 2007

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Below are the 2008-2009 TranSouth Women's Basketball Awards.



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.

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