JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/5/2006 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs, fresh off their second straight NAIA National Championship, have added Martin-Westview’s Laura Crittendon to the 2006-07 roster.
Union head coach Mark Campbell says of Crittendon, “Laura is someone who has been a part of great programs with Coach McMillan and Coach Stephenson. She is a great kid that is also a great shooter and had an outstanding assist-to-turnover ratio.”
Crittendon was a member of both the basketball and softball teams at Westview High School. In basketball, she helped lead her team to a four-year record of 108-19. During her freshman season, Westview posted a runner-up finish in the state tournament, and then a quarterfinal appearance when Crittendon was a junior. During her career, Crittendon was named Mid-South Classic All-Tournament and Lions Club Christmas All-Tournament twice. For her efforts as a senior, she was named All-District 13AA, District 13AA All-Tournament, and Region 7AA All-Tournament. In her final two season at Westview, Crittendon averaged 12.1 points and 5.1 assists per game. She made a combined 156 three pointers as a junior and senior. During the same two seasons, Crittendon posted 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
“We are very excited to have a great competitor like Laura at Union. She is exactly the type of person we want at Union, both on and off the court,” adds Coach Campbell.
Crittendon joins an already impressive list of recruits that will be wearing the red & white at Union in the fall. Crittendon, along with Kaitlin Dudley of Gibson County High School, Beatrice Awino from Mombasa, Kenya, and Lindsey Flynn from Jackson Christian School each will contribute to next season’s squad.
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