2000-2001 Lady Bulldog Basketball

Player Profiles

#11 APRIL PEARSON
5-6, SR, Lexington, TN, Guard
Lexington High School

April will called on for senior leadership at the point guard position this year…she will be the key to Union’s up tempo style of play…a defensive specialist on the press...averaged 5.7 points and 5.0 steals per game in the 1999 NAIA Championship...an exciting player to watch, she averaged four steals per game in the 1998 NAIA Championships therefore earning her the Hustle Award...averaged 11.2 points and 5.8 rebounds during tournament play...in 1998 was named to the TranSouth All-Newcomer Team...redshirted her first season due to injury......prepped at Lexington High School where she averaged 19.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game...three time All-West Tennessee, All-State performer, and was named Honorable Mention to the USA Today team...led her team to the state finals at Lexington...finalist for AAA Miss Basketball in the state of Tennessee. Career Highs: 19 points...13 rebounds...12 assists...9 steals and 2 blocks.

Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
97-98 38 126-282 .447 15-60 .250 88-145 .607 355/9.3 222 170 125 14
98-99 32 72-162 .444 9-25 .360 46-70 .657 199/6.2 110 64 62 2
99-00 31 71-154 .461 1-15 .067 54-73 .740 197/6.4 122 52 55 0
Totals 101 269-598 .450 25-100 .250 178-288 .618 751/7.4 454 286 242 16

 

#55 CAROLYNE SAGASI
6-0, SR, Nairobi, Kenya, Forward
Carolyne will provide senior leadership and experience for the post position…she would do anything for her team and always gives her best effort...may be the best post defender on the team...averaged 4.4 points per game in the 1998 NAIA Championships...named best rebounder in her league in Kenya...participated in three sports-basketball, volleyball, and track...won the high jump at the national level where the team was placed first in the nation. Career Highs: 14 points...14 rebounds...3 assists...4 steals and 2 blocks.
Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
97-98 37 58-113 .513 0-0 .000 26-48 .542 142/3.8 136 9 24 10
98-99 36 49-123 .398 0-1 .000 37-57 .649 135/3.8 146 16 24 21
99-00 17 6-28 .217 0-0 .000 22-27 .815 34/2.0 31 4 4 0
Totals 90 113-264 .428 0-1 .000 85-132 .643 311/3.5 313 29 52 31

 

#20 ALISHA LEHMKUHL
5-6, JR, Gleason, TN, Guard
Gleason High School

One of only two returning players that averaged 20 minutes or more for the Lady Bulldogs…TranSouth second team All-Conference while finishing 5th in the conference in three-point percentage…a great offensive player, Alisha is a great shooter from anywhere on the floor out to 22 feet... a timeless worker year-round, her best is still ahead of her...after red-shirting her first year due to injury, Lehmkuhl came on strong...averaged 7.1 points per game in 1999...was second on the team with 44 three-pointers...averaged 15.0 points per game at the 1999 NAIA Championship...comes from a very successful high school program at Gleason......Lehmkuhl earned several honors in her high school career including All-District, All-Region, District MVP, Honorable Mention All-State, and the Sports Writer's All-State team...averaged 15 points per game at Gleason while shooting 40 percent from the three-point arc. Career Highs: 26 points...6 rebounds...2 assists and 3 steals.

Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
98-99 34 88-238 .370 44-131 .336 23-32 .719 243/7.1 51 19 19 1
99-00 35 88-238 .370 61-161 .379 31-40 .775 268/7.7 58 33 18 1
Totals 69 176-476 .370 104-292 .356 53-72 .736 511/7.4 109 52 37 2

 

#4 TONYA TUGGLES
5-6, JR, Bradford, TN, Forward
Bradford High School

Always willing to spend extra time to imporve her game…fearless competitor that is willing to sacrifice for the benefit of her teammates…led Union in rebounding in 2000 and also finished 10th in rebounding in the conference...1999 TranSouth Newcomer of the Year...second on the team in rebounding in 1998-1999 with6.4 rebounds per game...averaged 9.7 points to place her third in scoring...named Third Team All-Transouth Conference...prepped at Bradford High School where she led the Lady Red Devils to three consecutive state titles...played in the Class A state championship game four years...only player in the history of the TSSAA to be named the state tournament MVP three times...All-West Tennessee four seasons...1997-98 Jackson Sun Player of the Year...1997 TSSAA Miss Basketball and a finalist in 1998...also played softball for Bradford...cousin to former All-American Lady Bulldog Michelle Street. Career Highs: 32 points...13 rebounds...9 assists and 4 steals.

Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
98-99 36 130-272 .478 3-17 .176 85-112 .759 348/9.7 231 68 37 6
99-00 35 82-178 .461 11-35 .314 52-78 .667 227/6.5 213 60 29 2
Totals 71 212-450 .471 14-52 .269 137-190 .721 575/8.1 444 128 66 8

 

#21 MARY BETH HALTOM
5-7, JR, Jackson, Tennessee, Guard
University School of Jackson

Coming off her second knee-injury from last year…Mary Beth is a competitor who raises the standards of her teammates simply by her great work ethic on the floor and in the classroom…she has the mindset of a coach on the floor because of her knowledge of the game…she has maintained a 4.0 through college...prepped at the University School of Jackson where she was a four-sport athlete...played volleyball, golf, softball and basketball and earned numerous honors in each sport...finished runner-up in the golf state tournament...named Best of the West in basketball...District MVP in volleyball, softball and basketball...region honors in all three sports...was All-State in basketball and All-State Tournament as well...averaged in double figures three seasons...16.8 points and 4.5 assists per game as a senior. Career Highs: 8 points...5 rebounds...6 assists and 5 steals.

Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
98-99 32 26-85 .306 8-36 .222 22-25 .880 82/2.6 27 24 17 1
99-00 10 15-33 .455 8-20 .400 7-10 .700 45/4.5 11 4 4 0
Totals 42 41-118 .347 16-56 .286 29-35 .828 127/3.0 38 28 21 1

 

#33 MARY CATHERINE WAY
5-9, JR, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Guard
Jonesboro High School

Great three-point shooter who has worked hard to improve her game...everyone loves MC, she is one of the spiritual leader of the team...third on the team in 1998-1999 in the three-point shooting...was highest in three-point field goal percentage...played both tennis and basketball at Jonesboro High School...won state tennis titles in 1993 and 1997...All-Conference and All-State in tennis in 1995, 1996 and 1998...earned numerous basketball honors including All-4A East Conference, Most Valuable Player of 4A East, All-State, All-Star East selection, and the Jean Davidson Award winner...averaged 10.5 points and 3.5 assists per game at Jonesboro High...her brother Philip played baseball at TranSouth opponent Lyon College. Career Highs: 16 points...6 rebounds...6 assists...and 3 steals.

Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
98-99 33 46-106 .434 23-53 .434 30-42 .714 145/4.4 65 30 15 2
99-00 34 51-137 .372 30-91 .330 19-26 .731 151/4.4 63 28 14 5
Totals 67 97-243 .399 53-144 .368 49-68 .720 296/4.4 128 58 29 7

 

#34 TAMMI GAULDIN
5-9, JR, Dyersburg, Tennessee, Forward
Dyersburg High School

Plays hard to improve the play of her teammates…spiritual leader for the Lady Bulldogs…Prepped at Dyersburg High School where she was a four-sport athlete in basketball, volleyball, softball, and track...1998 AAA Best of the West Basketball Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year...1998 top rebounder in West Tennessee for over half the season...ranked fourth in the state in 1997 in discus...averaged 13 points and nine rebounds per game for the Lady Trojans. Career Highs: 10 points and 6 rebounds.

Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
98-99 27 21-46 .457 0-0 .000 18-32 .563 60/2.2 55 5 14 1
99-00 23 11-26 .423 0-0 .000 19-29 .655 41/1.8 40 3 4 1
Totals 50 32-72 .444 0-0 .000 37-61 .606 101/2.0 95 8 18 2

 

#23 Tashekia Brown
6-1, SO, Bradford, Tennessee, Forward
Bradford High School

Good shooter 15 foot out and has a nice touch for a post player…big game last year against Berry College where she scored 24 points…an athletic forward who is very versatile and makes everyone around her better...Lady Bulldog fans will enjoy watching her play the next four years. Career Highs: 24 points and 19 rebounds.

Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
99-00 35 62-130 .477 1-5 .200 36-50 .720 161/4.6 117 6 18 4

 

#53 Allison Harrison
6-4, SO, Memphis, Tennessee, Forward
Bolton High School

One of only two players returning for the Lady Bulldogs that averaged 20 minutes last season…Allison is a young talent who had to fill big roles last year because of key injuries from other teammates…continues to improve daily and will be a threat to opponents because she is a tall and quick post player…in 2000 she was name to the TranSouth Conference First Team…averaging ??? points and ?? rebounds per game…she started playing basketball in high school...she has improved every year, but her best years are ahead of her...she will be a big part of Union's future. Career Highs: 21 points and 14 rebounds.

Year G FG PCT 3PT PCT FT PCT P/AVG RB A ST B
99-00 35 123-246 .500 0-0 .000 54-83 .651 300/8.8 202 11 12 44

 

# 45 Avril Jandles
6-0, SO, Zimbabwe, Forward

Averil comes to Union as a transfer from Hannibal-LaGrange…as a freshman she averaged 13 points, 8 rebounds, and finished third in the NAIA in individual field goal percentage at 59 percent…she is very athletic and intelligent and will be a solid post defender with great rebounding skills that will help both offensively and defensively.

 

# 10 Jessica Henson
6-0, FR, Bradford, Tennessee, Forward
Bradford High School

Jessica played her high school ball at Bradford where she averaged 21.6 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steal, and 5 assists per game…at Bradford, she earned numerous honors including MVP All-District, MVP All-Region, and All-State…was a vital part of the state championship teams in 1997, 1998, and 2000…named Miss Basketball of Tennessee, MVP of State Tournament, and All-West Tennessee.

 

# 15 Laura Davidson
5-8, FR, Newborn, Tennessee, Guard
Dyer County High School

Laura is a very hard worker who will bring great quickness to the Lady Bulldog team…helped lead Dyer County to a school record in wins, region championship and a #2 state ranking…earned many honors at Dyer County including All-District, All-Region, All-State in 1999, and All-State in 2000…Laura holds the Dyer County High School leading scoring record…she was a four sport star at Dyer County in volleyball, cross-country, track, and basketball.


Melody Phillips
Student Assistant Coach


Cherry Johnson
Student Assistant Coach

Sarah Davenport
Student Assistant Coach
 

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