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Women's Basketball - Mon, Mar. 7, 2011
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The 2010-2011 TranSouth Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Championships began with all nine conference members, but in the end there were just two teams remaining. NAIA No. 1 Union University, the defending TranSouth Championships winner, and No. 5 Bethel University at Fred Delay Gymnasium on the Union campus in Jackson, Tenn. The title game went to the Bulldogs 73-49.


The Championships MVP is Lavanda Ross of Union University. The All-TranSouth Championships team includes, Teena Carter and Jana Roney (Bethel University), Kayla Hudson (Union University), KK Hodges (Lyon College), and Meribeth Boehler (Freed-Hardeman).

TranSouth Women's Basketball Championships Title Game History
This was the first championships title game appearance for Bethel University.
This was the first championships title game appearance by a team other than Union University, Freed-Hardeman University, or Trevecca Nazarene University since 1999.
It is the second time in the fifteen-year history of the TranSouth Championships that a team outside of Union, Freed-Hardeman, or Trevecca have appeared in the title game. Lipscomb University had one appearance in the title game in 1999.

Union is earned the league's automatic bid to the 2011 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn.

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TOURNAMENT SEEDINGS

1. Union University
2. Bethel University
3. Freed-Hardeman University
4. Trevecca Nazarene University
5. Lyon College
6. Cumberland University 
7. Martin Methodist
8. Blue Mountain College
9. Mid-Continent University
(tie-breaker explanations - Cumberland gained #6 seed over Martin Methodist via a coin flip)
TranSouth Women's Basketball Standings


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Tournament Bracket (PDF)

First Round Monday, February 28, 2011
All games start @ 7:00 p.m.
(First-round bye - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Game 1: #9 Mid-Continent @ #8 Blue Mountain (59-45)

Quarter finals Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Game 2: #8 Blue Mountain @ #1 Union University (87-27)
Game 3: #7 Martin Methodist @ #2 Bethel University (96-74)
Game 4: #6 Cumberland @ #3 Freed-Hardeman (86-44)
Game 5: #5 Lyon College @ #4 Trevecca Nazarene (70-53)

Semi finals Friday, March 4, 2011
Game 6: #5 Lyon College @ #1 Union University (76-49)
Game 7: #3 Freed-Hardeman @ #2 Bethel University (62-52)

Finals Monday, March 7, 2011
Title Game:  #2 Bethel University @ #1 Union University (73-49)

The TranSouth Championships title game winner receives TranSouth's automatic bid to the 2011 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn.


LINKS OF INTEREST

NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Conference Tournaments
DI Women's Basketball Honors
DI Women's Basketball Ratings
2011 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship

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ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM & AWARDS

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR  Meribeth Boehler - Freed-Hardeman
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR  Vee Young - Martin Methodist
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR  Molly Wallsmith - Bethel University
COACH OF THE YEAR  Chris Nelson - Bethel University

ALL-TRANSOUTH FIRST TEAM

Meribeth Boehler - Freed-Hardeman 
Sarah Chan - Union University 
Kayla Hudson - Union University 
Vee Young - Martin Methodist
Lavanda Ross - Union University 
Natalie Shumpert - Freed-Hardeman 
Teena Carter - Bethel University 
London Elie - Trevecca Nazarene
KK Hodges - Lyon College
Whitney Johnson - Freed-Hardeman
Molly Wallsmith - Bethel University

ALL-TRANSOUTH SECOND TEAM
Hope Adams - Union University
Lauren Ramsey - Lyon College
Casie Cowan - Cumberland University
Jana Roney - Bethel University

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Molly Wallsmith - Bethel University
Casie Cowan - Cumberland University
Stephanie Malone - Mid-Continent
Latesa McLaughlin - Union University
Rachel Bollinger - Trevecca Nazarene


TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

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Scholar-Athlete Qualifications:  TranSouth - 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). 
* = NAIA Scholar-Athlete - Recipients must be a junior or above in academic standing; been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full year of attendance; have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale).

BETHEL UNIVERSITY  (4) Anna Trull, Kelsey Hamilton, Jana Roney, Jasmine Porter
BLUE MOUNTAIN COLLEGE  (8) Jordan McCormick*, Joy Pierce*, Anna Lisa Powell*, Erin Parrish, Candace Davis, Samantha Burns, Jessi Hayles, Shaquinta Robinson
CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY (4) Samantha Harper, Tamara Gonzalez*, Kristi Landers, Madison Pavan
FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY  (6) Maria Bagwell, Whitney Johnson, Natalie Shumpert, Summer Waggoner, Jenilee Pate, Meribeth Boehler
LYON COLLEGE  (5) Phagen Altom, Debbie Onukwube, Lauren Ramsey, Christine Smith, Johna Wade
MARTIN METHODIST COLLEGE  (7) Vee Young, Jessy Christopher, Rikki Sanders, Becca Smithson, Micah Anderson, Ashley Meeks*, Cori Jones
MID-CONTINENT UNIVERSITY  (4) Holli Daily, Lindsey Davis*, Nicki Dewitt, Jean-Ann Riley*
TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY  (4) Heather Miller, Chelsey Taylor, Kristin Majors, Elizabeth Pentecost
UNION UNIVERSITY  (4) LaTesa McLaughlin, Hope Adams, Rebecca Sharpe, Kayla Hudson


ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Tournament MVP:  Lavanda Ross - Union University
Teena Carter - Bethel University
Jana Roney - Bethel University
Kayla Hudson - Union University
KK Hodges - Lyon College
Meribeth Boehler - Freed-Hardeman

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 HISTORY

TranSouth Women's Basketball Regular Season Champions
2011 - Union University
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
2011 - Union University def. Bethel University 73-49
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 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 Championships Winner gets automatic bid to the 2011 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship