Lexington, Ky. – Juniors Sarah Haerle and Mattie Fogle were selected to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's All-HCAC First Team for swimming and diving, the conference announced on Wednesday.
The two veteran swimmers for the Pioneers led a list of postseason award-winners for the Pioneers. Sophomore Drew Dodds was named to the All-HCAC Second Team on the men's side, and was joined by all-HCAC Honorable Mention winners in sophomores Noah Collins and Ben Smith, and freshman Dylan Ruddy.
Sophomore Emma Lloyd and freshman Lindsey Seaton were chosen as All-HCAC Honorable Mention winners for women's swimmers.
Haerle, a junior from Newburgh, Indiana (Castle HS) was named to the All-HCAC First Team after capturing her second consecutive title in the women's 200-yard breaststroke at this past weekend's HCAC swimming and diving championships. Her time of 2:24.73 was the top time in the event for all HCAC swimmers this season. Haerle also took second place in the women's 100 breaststroke at the championships.
Fogle, a junior from Lexington, Kentucky (Lexington Catholic HS) wrapped up a stellar junior season by capturing her first HCAC championship, placing first in the women's 1650 yard freestyle race. Fogle posted the top time in the HCAC in that event at the HCAC Championships, winning in 18:29.34. The junior also took second in the women's 500 freestyle final at the HCAC Championships.
Dodds, a sophomore from Madisonville, Kentucky (Madisonville-North Hopkins HS), set a new Transylvania program record in the men's 200-yard breaststroke in the prelims of last weekend's HCAC Championships with a time of 2:06.99 before taking second in the men's 200 breaststroke finals. Dodds also posted a top-four finish in the men's 100 breaststroke championship final to round out his season.
Lloyd recorded a pair of top-five finishes at last week's HCAC Championships while Seaton finished third in the women's 50 freestyle (24.74 s) and fourth in the women's 100 butterfly (1:02.52).
The trio of Collins, Ruddy, and Smith teamed up to take third in the men's 400 freestyle relay at last week's HCAC Championships.
The Pioneers completed their 2018-19 season this weekend with the conclusion of the HCAC Championships and project to return all postseason award-winners to next year's roster. The 2019-20 season will also welcome back the diving program to Transylvania.
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