Blackburn Named HCAC Diver of the Year, Grizzlies Collect a Slew of All-Conference Honors

Lexi Blackburn (right) with HCAC commissioner Chris Ragsdale accepting HCAC Diver of the Year honors. (Photo courtesy of Sara Landis, HCAC)
Lexi Blackburn (right) with HCAC commissioner Chris Ragsdale accepting HCAC Diver of the Year honors. (Photo courtesy of Sara Landis, HCAC)

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Franklin College swimming and diving teams collected a slew of all-conference awards when the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) released first- and second-team lists on Thursday (Feb. 15) afternoon.

Franklin freshman diver Lexi Blackburn was the team's lone major award winner in 2017-18, collected HCAC Diver of the Year accolades. Blackburn was a two-time HCAC Diver of the Week this past year, and dominated on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at last weekend's conference championship event.

The Franklin women flooded the First Team All-HCAC list, placing 12 swimmers on the list. Natalie Hollensead, Ashley Snoke, Jacqueline Richard, Courtnee Coffman, Brynna Sentel, Cady Mehringer, Jessica Halsmer, Karlee Demsey, Blackburn, Mackenzie Dwyer, Amy McCormick and Olivia Walther collected their first career First Team All-HCAC accolades.

Two more Grizzlies, senior Katie Dodd and freshman Elizabeth Colliver, were named Honorable Mention All-HCAC for their performances at the conference meet.

The Franklin men were well-represented on the second team. Ben Doss, Jordan Cermak, Jacob Weir, Noah Tallman, Adam Price, Jack Heim, Rob Warren, Sam Hall, Mac Howard, James Hone, Jacob Keener and Cameron Cary collected Second Team All-HCAC accolades. Will Combs joined his teammates on the all-conference list, earning Honorable Mention All-HCAC honors.

A complete list of the all-conference teams can be found below.

Women's First Team All-HCAC

Men's First Team All-HCAC

Swimmer

School

Swimmer

School

Natalie Hollensead

Franklin

Dutch Kipp

Rose-Hulman

Ashley Snoke

Franklin

Tyler Sariscsany

Rose-Hulman

Jacqueline Richard

Franklin

Sean Gish

Rose-Hulman

Courtnee Coffman

Franklin

Cameron Gill

Rose-Hulman

Brynna Sentel

Franklin

Avery Krovetz

Rose-Hulman

Cady Mehringer

Franklin

Benjamin Stone

Rose-Hulman

Jessica Halsmer

Franklin

Patrick King

Rose-Hulman

Karlee Demsey

Franklin

Ethan Park

Rose-Hulman

Lexi Blackburn

Franklin

Michael Rosier

Rose-Hulman

Mackenzie Dwyer

Franklin

William Kemp

Rose-Hulman

Amy McCormick

Franklin

Evan Meredith

Rose-Hulman

Olivia Walther

Franklin

 

Elisa Weber

Rose-Hulman

Bethany Lefeber

Rose-Hulman

Elle Nowakowski

Rose-Hulman

Lauren Blake

Rose-Hulman

Sarah Haerle

Transylvania

Women's Second Team All-HCAC

Men's Second Team All-HCAC

Swimmer

Team

Swimmer

Team

Maria Kline

Rose-Hulman

Ben Doss

Franklin

Parker Brady

Rose-Hulman

Jordan Cermak

Franklin

Michelle Reese

Rose-Hulman

Jacob Weir

Franklin

Michaela Kivett

Rose-Hulman

Noah Tallman

Franklin

 

Adam Price

Franklin

Jack Heim

Franklin

Rob Warren

Franklin

Sam Hall

Franklin

Mac Howard

Franklin

James Hone

Franklin

Jacob Keener

Franklin

Cameron Cary

Franklin

Nicholas Jeronis

Rose-Hulman

John Rupp

Rose-Hulman

Nick Samra

Rose-Hulman

Nicholas Barr

Rose-Hulman

Women's Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Men's Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Swimmer

School

Swimmer

School

Katie Dodd

Franklin

Will Combs

Franklin

Elizabeth Colliver

Franklin

Drew Dodds

Transylvania

Kaili Jelinek

Transylvania

Ben Smith

Transylvania

Grace Galyon

Transylvania

Noah Collins

Transylvania

Emma Loyd

Transylvania

Zachary Griffis

Transylvania

Mattie Fogle

Transylvania

Austin Salisbury

Rose-Hulman

Hailey Heidecker

Rose-Hulman

Conner Page

Anderson

Katie Blystone

Manchester

Josh Ekberg

Anderson

Emily Clark

Manchester

Andrew Taflinger

Anderson

Mikki Goetz

Manchester

Kris Keller

Anderson

Shelby Kell

Manchester

Bryce Holt

Anderson