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Union’s Jacobs passes 1,500 career points.

JACKSON, Tenn. - 3/6/2009 - Union University senior Merideth Jacobs passed the 1,500 career-point mark in her team’s 95-65 win over Bethel (Tenn.) College in the semifinal round of the TranSouth Conference Tournament. Jacobs has 1,513 points in her career at Union.

Jacobs, a native of Bradford, Tenn. has been a part of one of the most successful eras in Union women’s basketball history. Jacobs has been a part of Union for the past five seasons, taking a medical red-shirt season after her sophomore year.

During her five years, Union has won two NAIA National Titles, been to four straight NAIA semifinals, and have won three TranSouth Championships. The Union record during their time has been 159-19 (.893). Jacobs has already earned a degree from Union and is looking forward to teaching and coach after her playing career.

Jacobs has been named and NAIA All-American, All-Conference, NAIA All-Tournament during her career. She was a part of national tournament record of 51 made three-pointers set by Union in the 2005 national championship run. Jacobs also leaves Union as the most prolific three-point-shooter in Union history with 377 made three pointers to this point in her career. Earlier this season, she passed the old record of 309 three-pointers by Anna Richardson.

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