KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Union placed three on the 2013-14 Women's Basketball All-Appalachian Athletic Conference Team with sophomore Lydia Nash making the first team, the league announced on Wednesday.
Senior Amber Taylor and sophomore Haley Perkins each made the All-AAC second team.
Nash leads the team in scoring with a 17.8 points-per-game average and ranks second in NAIA Division II in field-goal percentage at 60.5 percent. She also ranks 21st in total points (516) and 33rd in points per game. Nash netted a career-high 36 points in an 81-73 win at Columbia (S.C.).
Taylor has had a season of milestones as she became the second player in program history to compile 1,000 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists in a career. She is averaging 13.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game and leads the AAC in assists with 179. Taylor ranks fourth nationally in total assists and fifth in assists per game (6.172).
Perkins is second on the team in scoring at 13.8 points per game and first in rebounding at 6.3 per game. She owns a team-best 28 blocks on the year and has 62 steals to her credit. Perkins is fourth in the NAIA in free-throw shooting, making 87.9 percent from the line.
Taylor also landed on the All-Defensive Team as she leads Union with 68 steals to go along with seven blocks.
The Bulldogs also had five players make the All-Academic Team. The honorees are Nash, Perkins, Taylor Atkinson, Marah Rice and Jennifer Thomas.
Union is 21-8 overall and is the second seed in the AAC Tournament thanks to a 16-4 conference mark. The Bulldogs open tournament play on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when they take on No. 7 seed Virginia Intermont.