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Five Union players earned NAIA postseason honors

JACKSON, Tenn. - 3/24/2010 - The Union (Tenn.) University Lady Bulldogs boasted five members of the 2009-10 team on different NAIA postseason honors list. Kaitlin Dudley was named a first team All-American. Sara Chan and Kayla Hudson were named second team All-Americans, while Lavanda Ross was named honorable mentioned All-American. Laura Crittendon was named an NAIA Scholar Athlete.

For the senior Dudley, this marked her fourth NAIA All-American honor of her career. In the semifinals of the national tournament, Dudley became the career leader in points in the history of Union women’s basketball. Dudley, the former Gibson County High School standout, finished her career with 2,385 points. She was also a four-time all-conference and 2010 TranSouth Conference Player of the Year.

Chan, a junior center for Union, earned her first All-American honor. She was also named a first team all-conference player. Chan was voted as the 2010 NAIA National Tournament MVP and NAIA first team all-tournament. Chan posted double-doubles in the semifinal and championship games. She combined for 45 points and 21 rebounds in the two games.

Hudson, a junior guard from Gleason, Tenn., received her second All-American honor. In the first round game of the national tournament, Hudson became Union’s all-time assists leader in just three years. She has 627 career assists heading into her senior year.

Ross, a sophomore guard from Jackson, Tenn., earned her first All-American honor. This came on the heels of a first team all-conference selection.

Crittendon, a senior guard from Martin, Tenn., earned her second NAIA Scholar Athlete award. Crittendon is an athletic training major at Union.

Union is coming off their second straight NAIA National Title and fifth overall with a 73-65 win over Azusa Pacific (Calif.) University. The Lady Bulldogs end the championship season with a 36-2 record.

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