Season Review 2001-2002
The Trevecca women's basketball team has completed another successful year under the leadership of Coach Julie Van Beek. The combination of solid leadership from four seniors in Sara Menees, Ashley Boykin, Stephanie Arnett, and Jamie Mills, new talent from three freshmen and a sophomore in Leah Thornton, Leslie Golden, and Lindsey Fly, and athletic ability from junior stars Charity Williams, Ramona Moga and Jennifer Wilson all added up to a tough all around team that conference opponents feared.
The Lady Trojans began the season in fine fashion going 10-4 before beginning conference play. All four losses were to ranked teams. By the time mid-January rolled around, the Lady Trojans found themselves ranked 1st in the conference in shooting, 1st in three-point shooting, and second in free-throw percentage. As a team Trevecca was ranked 18th in the NAIA and began to break both team and individual records.
The women earned individual honors as well. Senior forward Stephanie Arnett added to her already record-breaking career rebounding total finishing with 86 on the year, giving her a total of 588 rebounds in her career at Trevecca. Offensively, junior Jennifer Wilson added to her already record-breaking career points total finishing the season with 526 points giving her a total of 1,596 points in her 3 year TNU career. Wilson also broke the season free-throw record, shooting 83.2% from the charity stripe.
Senior Ashley Boykin also added to her point total scoring 361points on the year, putting her in second place for all-time scoring at Trevecca with 1,296 career points. Also, Boykin finished ranked 1st in the TranSouth Conference and 7th in the NAIA in three-point percentage. Boykin's three-point percentage was good enough to break the TNU season record shooting 42.6% from behind the arc. Junior Lady Trojan star Charity Williams had a record-breaking year as well. Williams shattered season rebounding records by grabbing 199 defensive rebounds, 268 total rebounds, and averaging 8.4 rebounds per game; all are new records. Williams also had 45 blocks on the season, breaking the old record by 10.
As the season came to a close, the Lady Trojans finished the regular season ranked second in the conference and did the same in the conference tournament, sending the women girls to another NAIA tournament appearance, this time ranked #13.
The Lady Trojans finished the season winning many TranSouth and NAIA honors. Junior Jennifer Wilson was named to the NAIA First Team All-American, and sophomore Lindsey Fly made the NAIA Second Team All-American. Fly was also named the TranSouth Newcomer of the Year and made the All-TranSouth First Team along with Jennifer Wilson. Senior Ashley Boykin also was honored with a spot on the All-TranSouth Second Team, and freshman Ashlie Gilland made the TranSouth All-Freshman Team. Four Lady Trojans earned Academic All-American honors. Jamie Mills, Stephanie Arnett, Sara Menees, and Jennifer Wilson. This was the third year in a row for Mills and the second in a row for Arnett.
As the Lady Trojans look ahead to next season, they will lose 4 key seniors, yet with a strong off season work ethic, the Lady Trojans look to return a powerful offensive and defensive line up and hope to complete another successful season.