The winter athletics season has come to a close, and Raven athletes racked up plenty of recognition for their performances throughout the season. 23 Ravens were named to various All-HCAC teams.
Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams racked up the honorees. Courtney King and Mariah Murray were named Second Team All-HCAC for the Indoor Track and Field Season. Tess Wise was the representative on the All-Sportsmanship team.
The men’s team had six representatives on the first-team. Toluwani Adebakin, Garrett Cooley, Donnie Blount, Malik Davis, Corey Griffen and Hunter Loller all made First-Team All-HCAC. Adebakin was named HCAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year for efforts.
Garrett Cooley reflected on his accomplishment. “It means something to me because it proves my hard work,” he said. “It means a lot to me because this was my replacement for football and the success has given me a sense of purpose.”
Ian Leatherman received honorable mention recognition and RJ Claycomb was named to the All-Sportsmanship team.
Trevor Lucas was named First-Team All-HCAC after leading the conference in scoring at 21.2 points per game. The senior finished ninth on AU’s all-time scoring list with 1,527 points. He also was named to the All-Tournament team for his performance in the HCAC tournament.
“It’s a cool accomplishment,” Lucas said. “I was disappointed in the way our season ended, but I’m really proud of our team and how we responded the last half of the season. I’ve had a great career at AU and I’m incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to come here and play the game I love the most.”
Cole Hartman was named to the second team after averaging 14.8 points per game and shooting 64.3 percent. J.D. Bembry represented AU on the All-Sportsmanship team.
Hannah Hawkins made the All-Freshman team after averaging 10.4 points per game and shooting 53.2 percent from the field, second best in the conference. Brenell Williams, the lone senior women’s basketball player, made the All-Sportsmanship team.
Five male swimmers received honorable mention recognition for their efforts this season: Josh Ekberg, Bryce Holt, Kris Keller, Conner Page and Andrew Taflinger. Keller was also the representative on the All-Sportsmanship team. Milly Hensley represented the women’s team on the All-Sportsmanship team.
The women’s swim team also was named one of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All America teams, posting a combined GPA of 3.29.