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Union’s Hughes named top volleyball freshman, four honored by TranSouth

Savannah Hughes

PULASKI, Tenn. - 11/8/2011 - The TranSouth Conference released their 2011 Postseason Awards with Union being well represented. Freshman Savannah Hughes was named the TranSouth Freshman of the Year. Union also put four players on the all-conference teams.

Seniors Anna Sims and Emmie Moroski joined Hughes on the first team TranSouth All-Conference list. Junior Amanda Deem was named as an honorable mentioned all-conference.

Hughes, from Jonesboro, Ark., leads Union with 294 kills on the season as a freshman. Sims, a native of Trussville, Ala., is second on Union’s team with 237 kills and leads the way with 96 blocks. Sims recently broke the Union record for career kills with 548 blocks in her four seasons. She also passed the 1,000 career kills milestone this season. Moroski, of Davis, Calif., leads Union with 906 assists and passed the 2,000 career assists milestone in just two seasons at Union. Deem, from Pearland, Texas, leads the Lady Bulldogs with 341 digs in her first season at Union.


2011 TranSouth Postseason Awards

Player of the Year: Thaise Vieira, Bethel University
Newcomer of the Year: Sashalee Wallen, Bethel University
Freshman of the Year: Savannah Hughes, Union University
Coach of the Year: Starla Cupples, Bethel University/Todd Humphry, Freed-Hardeman University
Regular Season Co-Champions: Bethel University/Freed-Hardeman University

First Team All-Conference
Thaise Vieira, Bethel University
Fernanda Ferreira, Freed-Hardeman University
Sydney Rice, Freed-Hardeman University
Anna Sims, Union University
Sashelee Wallen, Bethel University
Nataly Gutierrez, Freed-Hardeman University
Emmie Moroski, Union University
Sandra Montoya, Freed-Hardeman University
Ann-Kathrin Kuehorn, Martin Methodist College
Savannah Hughes, Union University
Suzanne Fincham, Lyon College
Pollyanna Vitel, Bethel University

Second Team All-Conference
Mackenzie Gass, Cumberland University
Jenavera Gibson, Mid-Continent University
Brooke Bowers, Cumberland University
Precious Sanders, Martin Methodist College
Amber Turner, Freed-Hardeman University
Adrianna Bookout-Gonzalez, Bethel University
Katie Perry, Mid-Continent University
Paula Sioto, Martin Methodist College

Honorable Mention All-Conference
Chelsea Hinton, Lyon College
Shelby Phenix, Bethel University
Amanda Deem, Union University
Ariel Smith, Lyon College
Uli Gebhardt, Martin Methodist College
Christiana Sindelar, Mid-Continent University
Lauren Carter, Cumberland University

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2011 TranSouth Volleyball Postseason Honors

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