CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) in partnership with its 10 member institutions is working to honor those spring sport senior student athletes whose seasons were cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hanover College has an outstanding group of seniors who the HCAC and the Panthers would like to recognize.
Allyn, Murray, Summerlin and Zapp competed as members of the men's golf team combining for a ranking of 81st overall in the nation for the 2019-20 campaign. Hanover has combined for more than 20 top five finishes in the past four seasons including 15 top two marks. The last two seasons have seen the Panthers garner third place finishes as part of the HCAC Championship.
Senior Addy Allyn (Culver, Ind.) has played a key role in the Panther success as he has posted two top 15 finishes including a 13th place mark as part of the Piedmont Fall Invitational earlier this season. The 2018-19 campaign set the tone for Allyn as he registered one of his best rounds to date shooting a 73 as part of the Indiana Small College Championship.
Senior Bradley Murray (Frisco, Texas) claimed two top five finishes including a second-place mark as part of the Hanover Spring Invitational during his freshman campaign. He carded six rounds of 75 strokes or better including a 73 as part of the Defiance Spring Invitational in 2017-18. He was also named a member of the Tom Bohlsen HCAC All-Academic team in each of his last two seasons.
Senior John Summerlin (Indianapolis, Ind.) provided depth to the Hanover lineup as he carded several top 20 marks including a sixth-place finish as part of the Battle at Belterra. The success didn't stop there for Summerlin as he also turned in more than five rounds of 75 strokes or better including a best 36-hole score of 150 strokes at Belterra.
Senior Austin Zapp (Union, Ky.) embodied what it meant to be a student-athlete as he earned the Panther men's golf program their first GCAA Scholar All-American accolade during the 2018-19 campaign. The two-time HCAC All-Conference athlete holds the 18-hole record of 68 strokes set as part of the MSJ Stateline Shootout. He was named an HCAC player to watch entering the 2019-20 season after moving into fifth all-time following his 76.0 stroke average a season ago. Early in the fall season, he posted three top 10 marks which included a second-place finish as part of the Centre Fall Invite where he carded a 142 (70-72).
The women's 2019-2020 senior golf members include Allison Goodwin, Skylar McMahon, and Abby Woodard. The trio has combined for more than 20 top 10 finishes including the Panthers fourth consecutive HCAC Championship during the 2016-17 campaign that saw them compete as part of the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
Senior Allison Goodwin (Lebanon, Ind.) impacted the Panther golf program from the moment she stepped on campus. The senior competed as a key component of the team's success during the 2016-17 season that saw her card four top 10 marks including a third-place finish at the HCAC Championships. The senior also competed as part of the NCAA Division III National Tournament finishing among the top half of the field. The Lebanon, Ind. native carried the momentum throughout the course of her career recording more than 11 top 10 finishes with a first-place mark at the Stateline Shootout to open her senior campaign.
Senior Skylar McMahon (West Harrison, Ind.) truly defined the meaning of a student-athlete as she was named a member of the Tom Bohlsen HCAC All-Academic team while competing as a member of the Panther golf program. The West Harrison, Ind. native saw most of her action come during the 2018-19 campaign where she shot a career best round as part of the Labor Day Classic hosted by Olivet.
Senior Abby Woodard (Crawfordsville, Ind.), a two-time Tom Bohlsen HCAC All-Academic selection, provided depth to the Hanover golf lineup. The senior claimed several top 10 marks which included a seventh-place finish during the 2017-18 campaign as part of the Franklin Lady Grizzly Invitational. She also carded at least four rounds of 91 strokes or better.