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Union men qualify for 12th NAIA National Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 3/11/2009 - The Union University Bulldogs, winners of the 2009 TranSouth Conference Regular Season and Tournament Titles, have earned an automatic bid to their 12th NAIA National Tournament. Union has been to nine national tournament in the past 11 seasons, including four of the last five years.

In Union’s most recent national tournament appearance in 2007, the Bulldogs matched their best finish by advancing to the final eight in the quarterfinals. Union has advanced twice to the quarterfinal round (1999, 2007). The Bulldogs have also advanced to the round of sixteen on four occasions (1999, 2000, 2002, and 2007).

Union has a national tournament record of 6-11 (.353) and has been as high as a No. 2 seed on two different occasions (1999, 2002). Union is ranked No. 4 in the final NAIA ranking of the season.

The tournament starts, Wednesday, March 18 in Kansas City. The brackets will be released on Thursday, March 12. Visit uu.edu/athletics or naia.org for more information.

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