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Student-athletes honored for skills, academics, leadership

Fitzpatrick, Vasse,  Fisher
From left, Andrea Fitzpatrick, Bryan Vasse, and Allyson Fisher.

Baseball standout Bryan Vasse and softball star Andrea Fitzpatrick were named male and female Pioneer Athletes of the Year during the annual athletics awards ceremony in May. Special awards for academic excellence and leadership were also presented.

Vasse, a senior from Louisville, was a first-team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference selection four straight years and is Transy’s all-time leader in hits, games played, and RBI. A co-captain in 2007, the third baseman helped the Pioneers to a 29-12 record this season and the school’s first HCAC championship.

Fitzpatrick, a senior from Bowling Green, Ky., was the HCAC’s Freshman of the Year in 2004 and Player of the Year in 2005, and a first-team All-HCAC selection four years in a row. She holds Transy’s single season home run record with 13 and career mark with 32. She is also Transy’s all-time leader in runs scored and RBI.

Allyson Fisher, a senior from Kokomo, Ind., and a four-year member of the volleyball team, won the George H. Stopp Award as the student-athlete with the highest grade point average over a four-year career. She was a dean’s list student and a four-year member of the HCAC All-Academic team.

Courtney Johnson, a senior from Louisville and a four-year member of the swimming and diving team, won the Senior Leadership Award for her leadership on and off the playing field.

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