GREENWOOD, Ind. – Transylvania University's Jordin Fender (Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Year following her performances in indoor track and field and outdoor track and field.
The senior earned NCAA Division III indoor and outdoor track and field All-American accolades after finishing second in the 60-meter hurdles (indoor) and 100-meter hurdles (outdoor) during her senior campaign. Fender claimed three HCAC titles at the indoor meet in February, and four conference titles at the outdoor championships in April.
Fender finished second at the NCAA Division III indoor championships in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.66 seconds and earned a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III outdoor championships with a personal best time of 14.05 seconds.
The senior was named to the 2017 USTFCCCA All-Region team, and completes her career as a three-time All-American. With her efforts, she became the first and only women's track and field All-American in Transylvania history.
The HCAC Player of the Year award is in its fourth year of existence. The award is voted on by the sports information directors of each member institution.
HCAC Women's Athlete of the Year
2014 Bridgette Rowe, Soccer and Track & Field Manchester University
2015 Anna Murdock, Cross Country and Track & Field Franklin College
2016 Terrill Webb, Track & Field Bluffton University
2017 Jordin Fender, Track & Field Transylvania University