Leader of Lady Bulldogs is selfless
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JACKSON, Tenn. – Union University senior Amy Philamlee doesn’t consider herself a star. “Bottom line, if it wasn’t for my teammates, I wouldn’t be as good as I am,” said Philamlee. Philamlee is more than good. The Lady Bulldog leads Division II in scoring and is second in assists. But the statistics don’t mean anything to her. “If we didn’t rely on each other, there’s no way we would be successful as we have been.” After winning a NCCAA National Championship last year, head coach Mark Campbell had a dilemma. The leader of that team and tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, LaTesa McLaughlin, was graduating. He needed someone to run his offense. “We recruited all summer for a point guard. Thank god we didn’t find one,” said Campbell. Coach Campbell was looking for something he already had. He says Philamlee’s growth is exceptional. “She is the epitome of someone that can think, play and compete at the same time,” explained Campbell. Philamlee deflects the spotlight to her teammates, but she’s clearly the new found leader of the Lady Bulldogs. She’s hopes her basketball journey inspires others. “It doesn’t matter how tall you are. If you work really hard, you can be successful at what you do,” said Philamlee.