Jackson, TN—Union’s freshman forward, Jessica
Henson was named NAIA First Team All-American. This on the
heels of her being named the TranSouth Conference Player of
the Year. Henson, from Bradford, led Union in scoring and
rebounding as she averaged 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per
game. She also led the Lady Bulldogs with 4.4 assists per game
and in steals with 3.9 per game. She was first on the team in
with 155 field goals made, including 58 from the three-point
line. Henson played only 26 games for the Lady Bulldogs after
suffering a season ending injury late in the year when she
tore her ACL. She missed the final three regular season games
and post-season games.
Junior guard, Mary
Catherine Way and sophomore center, Allison
Harrison were named NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.
Way, from Jonesboro, Arkansas, led the TranSouth Conference in
three-point percentage and finished fourth in the NAIA with a
.439 average (98-223). She finished third on the team in
scoring with 12.5 points per game and second in assists with
4.0 per game. Harrison, a native of Bartlett, Tennessee, was
the second leading scorer and rebounder for the Lady Bulldogs
with 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. She led Union in
blocks with 2.1 per game and in total points scored with 461.
Jackson native Mary
Beth Haltom, along with Mary Catherine Way, was named a NAIA
All-American Scholar-Athlete. Haltom is a history major with
a 4.0 GPA. Way has a 3.70 GPA with a major in Social Work.