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Amy Philamlee named TranSouth Women's Basketball Freshman of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TranSouth) - The TranSouth Athletic Conference announced its 2012 women's basketball postseason awards Monday, highlighted by Natalie Shumpert of Freed-Hardeman University selection as the 2012 TranSouth Player of the Year.

Three players shared the 2012 TranSouth Newcomer of the Year award. Shelby Ashcraft (Union), Ashley Tate (Freed-Hardeman), and Jasmine Taylor (Bethel) all received the same number of votes.
 
The 2012 Defensive Player of the Year went to LaTesa McLaughlin of Union University. Amy Philamlee of Union University was named the 2012 TranSouth Freshman of the Year. Dale Neal of Freed-Hardeman was voted the 2012 TranSouth Coach of the Year.

First-team and second-team All-TranSouth honorees, All-Freshman team, along with the player, coach, defender, and freshman of the year, were chosen by the league's eight coaches.

Shumpert, a five-foot-four guard from Paducah, Ky., averaged 15.6 points, 2.4 steals, and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 37% from the field, 32% from three-point range, and 73% from the foul line.

McLaughlin, a five-foot-five sophomore guard from Millington, Tenn., averaged 2.1 steals and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Philamlee, a five-foot-five freshman guard from Jonesboro, Ark., averaged 9.7 points, 2.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 43% from the field, 38% from three point range, and 86% from the foul line.

Taylor, a five-foot-ten junior forward from Memphis, Tenn. Averaged 11.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Ashcraft, a six-foot sophomore forward from Cabot, Ark., averaged 8.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Tate, a five-foot-six junior guard from Memphis, Tenn., averaged six points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.

Dale Neal led his team to the runner-up finish in the regular season race while picking up his 700th win this season.

The 2012 TranSouth Women's Basketball Championships begin on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 with four quarterfinal games. For complete championship information visit www.transouth.org 

2012 TranSouth

Women's Basketball Awards

First Team

Natalie Shumpert*

FHU

103

Lavanda Ross

UU

100

Vee Young

MMC

94

Jana Roney

BU

85

Maria Bagwell

FHU

78

LaTesa McLaughlin

UU

72

Lauren Ramsey

LC

67

Stephanie Malone

MCU

50

Phagen Altom

LC

45

Casie Cowan

CU

40

Second Team

Simone Ryan

CU

39

Amy Philamlee

UU

37

Courtney Atkinson

CU

32

Jessy Christopher

MMC

26

Hannah Parsley

FHU

20

* = Player of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

LaTesa McLaughlin

UU

6

Co-Newcomer of the Year

Shelby Ashcraft

UU

2

Ashley Tate

FHU

2

Jasmine Taylor

BU

2

All-Freshman Team

Amy Philamlee *

UU

32

Hayley Newby

FHU

20

Astrid Huttemann

UU

19

Amber Alexander

FHU

18

Asia Grigsby

MCU

12

Coach of the Year

Dale Neal

FHU

6

* = Freshman of the Year

 

 

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