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Wandera Adds Region Player of the Year to Long List of Honors

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - 12/2/2003 - Gladys Wandera of Union University has been named the NAIA Region XI Player of the Year. This honor comes after being named the TranSouth Conference Player of the Year. Wandera was also named All-Region along with teammate Phylis Anyango. The two helped lead Union to the semifinals in the NAIA Region XI Tournament, a runner-up finished in both the TranSouth Conference regular season and tournament, and also the NCCAA National Championship. Union finished the season 41-9

Wandera, a 6-foot-2 middle hitter from Kakamega, Kenya, was named as the conference player of the week five times, region player of the week three times, and NAIA National player of the Week twice during the season. Wandera, a junior for the Lady Bulldogs, led Union in kills (905), kills per game (5.69), and attack percentage (.518). In the TranSouth, she ranks first in attack percentage while ranking second in kills and kills per game.

Anyango, also junior from Kenya, ranks second on Unions team in kills (523), kills per game (3.51), and attack percentage (.424). She ranks second in the TranSouth, just behind teammate Wandera, in attack percentage.


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