23 Student-Athletes Named to HCAC's Winter Academic Team

23 Student-Athletes Named to HCAC's Winter Academic Team

Franklin, Ind. - A total of 23 Franklin College winter student-athletes from six sports teams have been recognized on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's (HCAC) Academic All-Conference team for their contributions in the classroom and athletics.

The women's indoor track and field team led the selections, with six student-athletes being honored, and closely followed by women's swimming and diving, with five honorees. Men's swimming and diving and women's basketball each had four selections.

The HCAC recognizes student-athletes who have completed one full academic year, are enrolled full time at the institution, and have a 3.5-of-better accumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the academic period preceding the end of each sport.

Here is the list of Franklin's All-HCAC Winter Academic Team award winners:

Men's Indoor Track and Field

Richard Conway

Deron Molen

Evan Vernon

Women's Indoor Track and Field

Rachel Bowden

Kasey King

Ally Marlow

Ashley Myers

Bret Roberts

Emily Stayer

Men's Basketball

Trey Boles

Women's Basketball

Riley Achenbach

Emily Alfrey

Katie Brewer

Lauren DeSutter

Men's Swimming and Diving

Sam Hall

Artur Schneider

Matt Western

Mitch Western

Women's Swimming and Diving

Carly Fernandes

Kaitlin Mans

Regina Solik

Payton Thomas

Taylor Tichenor

Franklin had success in several sports during the winter season, with the men's swimming team winning its third consecutive Liberal Arts Championships and having Artur Schneider qualifying for the NCAA Division III national championships; the women's swimming team won the Heartland Invitational and placed second at the Liberal Arts Championships; and the women's basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of the HCAC postseason tournament.