2000-2001 Lady Bulldog Basketball

Season Outlook

Theme verse for the Lady Bulldogs-Philippians 2:2-4, "Be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interest, but also to the interest of others."

The 2000-2001 season will be a new era for the Lady Bulldogs. Graduating four quality seniors will allow for some younger players to step into leadership roles. The Lady Bulldogs will entertain some tough competition in the early season by playing NAIA tournament teams such at North Georgia, Langston, and Oklahoma Christian. Then possibly Southern Nazarene, Oklahoma City, or Oklahoma Baptist also awaits the Lady Dogs early in the season. These teams all spent time in the NAIA top 20 last season.

Finishing his first season as Head Coach of the Lady Bulldogs with a 28-8 record, Mark Campbell is very optimistic about the 2000-2001 season. This is a young team who is eager to accomplish the goals set as a team. Players have proven their commitment to excellence once again by sharing a common goal through their team verse, Philippians 2:2-4. The emphasis is on demonstrating a true definition of what a teammate is by doing nothing out of selfish ambition, but considering others better than yourselves.

Seniors April Pearson and Carolyne Sagasi will lead Union. April will control the action as the starting point guard while Carolyne adds a dimension of depth to the Lady Bulldog team.

The junior class brings a variety of talents and will continue to strengthen the team with added experience. They are probably the most competitive group that maintains a consistent work ethic. Mary Catherine Way, Mary Beth Haltom, and Alisha Lehmkuhl will continue to provide the outside the game from beyond the three-point arc while Tonya Tuggles and Tammi Gauldin will provide rebounding and strength to the inside.

Taskekia Brown, Allison Harrison, and newcommer Avril Jandles will also be called to duty for their play down on the blocks. Their height and tenacious efforts will definitely frustrate Unionís opponents.

Lady Bulldogs fans can expect to see exciting action from the young freshman newcomers, Dyer County standout, Laura Davison and Bradford Sensation Jessica Henson who will add state championship experience and knowledge of the game.

2000-2001 Women's NAIA Preseason Top 25 Poll

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