March 21, 2001


Henson Named NAIA First Team All-American;
Way, Harrison, and Haltom Also Honored By the NAIA


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.




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