Kelsey Fulkerson of Transylvania University was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's women's tennis Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row on Tuesday.
Fulkerson, a 2008 graduate of Lexington's Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, completed her senior season with a dual match record of 14-2, including a 13-1 conference mark. She finished 8-0 overall and 7-0 HCAC at No. 1 singles. At No. 1 doubles, Fulkerson was 6-2 overall and 6-1 in league play.
Fulkerson led Transylvania to the HCAC Tournament title this past weekend by winning both her singles and doubles matches.
Fourteen others joined Fulkerson on the All-HCAC first team, including Transy teammates Stephanie Townsend, a senior from North Oldham, and Kaitlyn Hizny, a junior from Daviess County.
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Transylvania Coach Chuck Brown, who led the Pioneers to a share of the regular-season conference championship and the league tournament title was honored as HCAC Coach of the Year for the third straight season.
Transylvania senior Andi Mong and sophomore Victoria Haugli received All-HCAC honorable mention, and junior Caroline Tapscott was named to the league's All-Sportsmanship Team.
Other Kentuckians named to the first team were Franklin's Heather Pasek (Notre Dame Academy) and Hanover's Allie Gullett (Lexington Christian). Gullett also made the All-Sportsmanship team.