Student-athletes receive honors
Golf All-American Justin Tereshko and Kelsey Fulkerson, a two-time Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s tennis Player of the Year, were named male and female Pioneer Athletes of the Year during the annual awards ceremony in May.
Tereshko, a senior from Madison, Ind., was a first-team All-American as a junior and third-team as a senior. He took medalist honors in the HCAC tournament his junior and senior years, earning him Player of the Year honors both times, and was first-team All-HCAC as a sophomore. A winner of seven tournaments in his career, he is the first Transylvania golfer to average under 72 strokes per round for an entire season. The team won the HCAC tournament and played in the NCAA Division III championship each of Tereshko’s four seasons.
Fulkerson, a senior from Lexington and a Dean’s List student, was the 2008 HCAC Freshman of the Year, a four-time All-HCAC selection, and a two-time HCAC Most Valuable Player. She led the Pioneers to conference titles and into NCAA championship play in the 2009 and 2011 seasons. She advanced to the round of 16 in singles at the International Tennis Association regional tournament in 2011, the best showing for a Transylvania women’s player in school history.
Betsy Heines, a senior from Shepherdsville, Ky., won the George Stopp Award for the highest cumulative grade point average for a Transylvania student-athlete. A cross country and track star, she holds five school records in track and field and has the second-best time in the 6K cross country run. She was an All-HCAC performer in cross country.
Senior athletic awards winners Justin Tereshko, Betsy Heines, and Kelsey Fulkerson