LAGRANGE, Ga. - The Huntingdon women’s tennis team placed a league-high five players on the Great South Athletic Conference All-Conference team, while head coach Ximena Moore was named the Conference Coach of the Year for the third time in her career, when the league announced its award recipients this week.
Earning All-Conference honors for the Lady Hawks were senior Riley Prescott, junior Kristi McDaniel, sophomores Madison Jackson and Kayla Heetland and freshman Katie Scott. Scott also earned All-Freshman team honors.
A four-time All-Conference selection from Columbus, Ga., Prescott finished the season with an 11-5 overall singles record, playing primarily at the No. 2 position. She finished a perfect 8-0 in GSAC matches and has won her last five singles matches. She also sports an 11-6 doubles record at the top spot, including an undefeated league mark.
For the second straight season, McDaniel, who is from Hunstville, garnered All-Conference accolades. In her third season with the Lady Hawks, she posted a 15-4 singles record and finished undefeated in league contests. She also finished 11-8 in doubles matches, including a 7-1 mark in the conference.
Jackson, who was the league’s Freshman of the Year last season, finished 15-2 in singles play during the regular season, playing at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions. The Dothan native finished 12-2 at the No. 4 spot, including 8-0 in league play. In doubles play, she was a stout 15-4 at the No. 2 and No. 3 spot.
A Marietta native, Heetland enjoyed a stellar sophomore campaign, finishing 13-4 in singles play, including 11-4 at the No. 5 position. In doubles action, she finished 10-7, while winning 6-of-7 matches in GSAC matches.
In her first season with the Lady Hawks, Scott was a presence both in singles and doubles play. Scott, who is from Panama City, Fla., finished 11-6 in singles play, including a 10-6 mark at the top position. She also recorded an 11-7 mark in doubles, finishing with a perfect 7-0 mark at the No. 1 spot.
Moore, who also earned Coach of the Year honors in 2005 and 2007, helped the Lady Hawks to a 15-4 overall record, including a perfect 8-0 mark in GSAC play. Dating back to the 2007 season, Huntingdon has won 30 of its last 31 matches against conference foes.
The GSAC Player and Freshman of the Year was awarded to Rachel Storz of Agnes Scott.
In addition to its on-court awards, the GSAC also recognized its All-Academic Team. For the third straight season, Prescott garnered All-Academic honors, while McDaniel was recognized for the second time. Jackson and sophomore Christian Vick were each recognized for the first time. In order to be considered for the all-academic team, a player must be classified as a sophomore or higher and maintain a grade point average of 3.25 or better.