WICHITA, Kan. Thursday afternoon the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference announced the 2014 All-Conference awards for women's tennis and the Thresher's were extremely well represented, placing four players on the twelve-player All-Conference team.
Bree Honer- the Thresher's top player led the charge being selected to the first team. Honer is currently 14-5 on the fall/spring at #1 singles for the Thresher's. Honer is also 14-5 on the season in doubles with partner Steph Shogren (SR/Hesston, Kan.), bringing Honer's over all combined season record to an impressive 28-10. Honer is currently ranked #6 in the ITA Central Rankings, and #48 nationally. Honer is also the highest ranked lady Thresher since Paige McKinney in 2009, which finished the season ranked #21 nationally.
Steph Shogren- the Thresher senior also was a first team selection. Shogren is currently 13-5 this season at # 2 singles, and 14-5 at doubles with partner Bree Honer, bringing Shogren's over all combined season record to an impressive 27-10. Shogren is also coming off of a conference/national player of the week award.
Allie Hipp (JR/Claflin, Kan.)- the junior from Claflin for the second straight season was selected All-conference second team. Hipp is currently 12-6 on the season at #3 singles, and 11-6 at doubles with partner Madelyn Weaver (JR/Hesston, Kan.), brining Hipp's overall season record to an impressive 23-12.
Madelyn Weaver- the junior from nearby Hesston made her debut to the All- Conference team Thursday, as she joined doubles partner Allie Hipp on the second team. Weaver is currently 12-5 at #4 singles, and 11-6 at doubles with partner Allie Hipp, brining Weaver's over all combined record to an impressive 23-11 on the season.
The Thresher's will next face the Ottawa University Braves in a 2 vs. 3 matchup in the KCAC conference tournament Saturday morning at Maize South high school, first serve is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Win and the Thresher's will more than likely move on to take on McPherson College in a match that decides which team will take home the conference tournament title, and most importantly qualify for nationals in Mobile, Alabama.