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Women's Basketball - Thu, Mar. 11, 2010
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All nine TranSouth teams participated in the 2009-2010 TranSouth Women's Basketball Championship. Second-seeded Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University upset top-seeded Union (Tenn.) University, 75-62, to win the school's fourth TranSouth Conference championship. Click full story for full recap and tournament details.

The tournament champion is awarded the league's automatic bid to the 2010 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship


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TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS

1 Union University (Tenn.) ... 16-0
2 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ... 11-5
3 Bethel University (Tenn.) ... 11-5
4 Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) ... 11-5
5 Lyon College (Ark.) ... 7-9
6 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ... 7-9
7 Blue Mountain (Miss.) ... 4-12
8 Cumberland (Tenn.) ... 4-12
9 Mid-Continent (Ky.) ... 1-15
(tie-breaker explanations - Bethel received #3 seed, determined by a coin flip. Trevecca received #4 seed on coin flip. Lyon received #5 seed with better combined record versus teams tied for second (FHU/TNU/BU). Freed-Hardeman receives #2 seed with 2-0 record versus Lyon in regular season - both TNU & BU were 1-1 versus Lyon. Blue Mountain earns # 7 seed with tie-breaking win over Martin Methodist.)


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Tournament Bracket (PDF)


First Round Monday, March 1, 2010
(First-round bye - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Game 1: No. 9 Mid-Continent @ No. 8 Cumberland University (CU 57-37)

Quarter finals Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Game 2: No. 8 Cumberland University @ No. 1 Union University (UU 91-61)
Game 3: No. 7 Blue Mountain @ No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (FHU 96-58)
Game 4: No. 6 Martin Methodist @ No. 3 Bethel University (BU 75-65)
Game 5: No. 5 Lyon College @ No. 4 Trevecca Nazarene (TNU 65-55 )

Semi finals Friday, March 5, 2010
Game 6: No. 3 Bethel University @ No. 2 Freed-Hardeman (FHU 72-60)
Game 7: No. 4 Trevecca Nazarene @ No. 1 Union University (UU 86-69)

Finals Monday, March 8, 2010
Championship Game: No. 2 Freed-Hardeman @ No. 1 Union University (FHU 75-62)
Freed-Hardeman Game Recap
Jackson Sun Game Recap



Tournament Champion receives TranSouth's Automatic Bid to the 2010 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship



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ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
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First Team

*Kaitlin Dudley - Union University

Nina Djokovic - Bethel University

Jana Cross - Freed-Hardeman

Zeinab Chan - Union University

K.K. Hodges - Lyon College

Meribeth Boehler - Freed-Hardeman

Abby Lawson - Trevecca Nazarene

Kayla Hudson - Union University

K.C. Van Atta - Trevecca Nazarene

Lavanda Ross - Union University

* Player of the Year

 

Second Team

Tara Deatheridge - Freed-Hardeman

Whitney Robison - Martin Methodist

Kashundria Berry - Bethel University

Christian Gibson - Trevecca Nazarene

Teena Carter - Bethel University

 

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

*London Elie - Trevecca Nazarene

Natalie Shumpert - Freed-Hardeman

Suzanne Fincham - Lyon College

Stephanie Martin - Cumberland University

Maria Bagwell - Freed-Hardeman



ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS
Player of the Year  Kaitlin Dudley - Union University
Newcomer of the Year  Allysia Bailey - Cumberland University
Freshman of the Year  London Elie - Trevecca Nazarene
Coach of the Year  Mark Campbell - Union University


TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

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TranSouth Scholar-Athlete recipients must be a sophomore or above in academic standing; have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).


Bethel University (5) Nina Djokovic, Kasundria Berry, Anna Trull, Ashlee Durbruiel, Kelsey Hamilton

Blue Mountain College (5) Lauren Burgess, Katelynn Wright, Jordan McCormick, Joy Pierce, Anna Lisa Powell

Cumberland University (4) Tamara Gonzalez, Keshia Brown, Angie Wells, Danielle Spencer

Freed-Hardeman University (4) Jana Cross, Tara Deatheridge, Whitney Johnson, Meribeth Boehler

Lyon College (2) Lauren Ramsey, Syeeda Echols

Martin Methodist College (4) Whitney Robison, Ashley Meeks, Miranda Cravens, Micah Anderson

Mid-Continent University (4) Lindsey Davis, Jean-Ann Riley, Amanda Daugherty, Kandi Knupp

Trevecca Nazarene University (6) Abby Lawson, Paige McFarlin, Casey Pigue, Jessica Spencer, Chelsey Taylor, KC Van Atta

Union University (4) Kaitlin Dudley, Laura Crittendon, Kayla Hudson, Rebecca Sharpe



ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
Jana Cross - Freed-Hardeman - MVP
Hannah Parsley - Freed-Hardeman
Jessica Graves - Union University
Kaitlin Dudley - Union University
Nina Djokovic - Bethel University
Christian Gibson - Trevecca Nazarene

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 (Tenn.) 16-0
2 Freed-Hardeman 11-5
3 Bethel University (Tenn.) 11-5
4 Trevecca Nazarene 11-5
5 Lyon College (Ark.) 7-9
6 Martin Methodist 7-9
7 Blue Mountain 4-12
8 Cumberland (Tenn.) 4-12
9 Mid-Continent 1-15
(tie-breaker explanations - Bethel received #3 seed, determined by a coin flip. Trevecca received #4 seed on coin flip. Lyon received #5 seed with better combined record versus teams tied for second (FHU/TNU/BU). Freed-Hardeman receives #2 seed with 2-0 record versus Lyon in regular season - both TNU & BU were 1-1 versus Lyon. Blue Mountain earns # 7 seed with tie-breaking win over Martin Methodist.)

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

TranSouth Women's Basketball Regular Season Champions
2010 - Union University
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
2010 - Freed-Hardeman def. Union 75-62
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


TOURNAMENT POLICIES
Protocol: Nine team single elimination tournamentTournament Site: @ Higher Seed - Game times 7 p.m. local timeTie 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 2010 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship