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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Transylvania

WELCOME TO

President Seamus Carey

As a former college athlete, I understand the value of participating in competitive athletics while pursuing a degree at an institution that embraces academic rigor. The things you learn about yourself and the principles of discipline, teamwork, commitment and resilience will gird you for a lifetime of challenges. You’ll also make lifelong friends and find valuable mentors among your coaches and the athletics staff. As a member of NCAA Division III, Transylvania is committed to the student-athlete ideal. In fact, 41 percent of our students participate in our 26 intercollegiate teams. We challenge our student-athletes to demonstrate high standards of character and achievement both in the classroom and on the field. Since Transylvania’s transition to the NCAA in 2001, the Pioneers have earned 48 conference championships, more than 30 NCAA tournament appearances, 47 Coach of the Year awards and 47 All-American athlete awards.

Transylvania occupies a unique and historic position in American higher education. Founded in 1780 as the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains, Transylvania was a pioneer in bringing the light of learning to what was then the nation’s frontier. Today, the university is a highly regarded liberal arts college with a reputation for the quality of our academics and the personal approach we bring to teaching and learning. With 40 majors and a number of pre-professional programs, Transylvania offers excellent preparation for graduate and professional school as well as a variety of careers immediately following graduation. Our athletic teams are called the Pioneers, and that’s not only a tribute to our honored past—it’s a way of thinking that pervades our vision of the future. Our liberal arts program emphasizes questioning and creative thinking, and that’s what leads to pioneering discoveries and notable contributions to society. Couple that with athletic competition and community spirit is amplified. We hope you’ll join us as we enthusiastically support our student-athletes—our Pioneers and the community’s future leaders.

Seamus Carey President Transylvania University

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General Information

Athletic Administration

The 2017-18 Womens Basketball media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Justin Sweeney and Assistant Director of Sports Information Neal Settle. Special thanks to Transylvania Communications Graphic Designer Sam Cooper.

The Department of Athletics provides equitable opportunities and support for male and female students to participate in intercollegiate athletics and to compete successfully in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio River Lacrosse Conference and Southern Athletics Association. All activities hold paramount the academic, personal and physical welfare of the student-athlete and emphasize physical fitness, self-discipline, teamwork, leadership and the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship and personal performance. Student-athletes are representative of the general student population and are afforded similar opportunities and treatment. Programs, staff and facilities reflect the excellence of the institution and contribute to the quality of campus life.

Season Outlook and Review

Lettermen Returning..............................................................13 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................0 Newcomers.................................................................................6

Women’s Basketball Staff

Head Coach...............................................Juli Fulks (4th Year) Record..................................................................................64-19 HCAC Record...................................................................44-10 Assistant Coach............................Maggie Prewitt (4th Year) Assistant Coach................................Tim Whitesel (4th Year) Assistant Coach...............................Loren Bewley (4th Year) Assistant Coach..............................Kayla Dobson (2nd Year) Volunteer Assistant Coach............Matt Trumble (1st Year) Strength and Conditioning Coach....................Zach Turner Womens Basketball Office Phone...................859-233-8267 Twitter........................................................................@TUWBX

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Credits

The Transylvania intercollegiate athletics program is integral to the university’s educational mission and operates under the principles of amateur athletics and fair play, as established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III.

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VP of Enrollment and Student Life..........Dr. Holly Sheilley Senior Associate AD.................................... Mary Struckhoff Assist. AD of Compliance.....................................Jeff Chaney Assist. AD of Outdoor Facilities........................Terry Justice Assist. AD of Marketing......................................Kyle Walton Assist. AD of Facilities.......................................Leigh Oakley Executive Assistant to VP............................Parviz Zartoshty of Enrollment and Student Life Sports Information Director..........................Justin Sweeney Asst. Director of Sports Information...................Neal Settle Strength and Conditioning Coach....................Zach Turner Faculty Athletics Representative...........................Judy Jones Title IX Coordinator.........................Ashley Hinton-Moncer

Athletics Mission Statement

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Location...............................................................Lexington, Ky. Founded................................................................................1780 Affiliation....................................................NCAA Division III Conference.................................................Heartland (HCAC) Colors........................................................Crimson and White Mascot...........................................................................Pioneers President.......................................................Dr. Seamus Carey VP for Enrollment and Student Life........Dr. Holly Sheilley Athletic Department Phone...........................(859) 233-8270 Address...................300 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40508 Website................................................www.transysports.com Twitter................................................................@TransySports

QUICK FACTS


NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

STAND OUT Hone your critical thinking and writing skills—abilities employers and grad schools prize—and challenge your mind and imagination through a liberal arts education.

GET PREPPED Immerse yourself in a supportive community, intimate enough for professors to really know you, with peers who believe you’re capable of more than you ever dreamed.

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Make the most of living and learning in the heart of Lexington, a friendly and creative city, with easy access to internships, jobs and infinite opportunities to build your future.

Become a part of the large and welcoming Transylvania network where lifetime friendships are made and career networking opportunities thrive.

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L exington WELCOME TO

Transylvania University is in the heart of downtown Lexington, a city with all the excitement and entertainment of a

bustling metropolis while maintaining a small-town feel. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass regions and the second largest city in Kentucky, Lexington features something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s Third Street Stuff, recently voted the best coffee shop in Kentucky, right around the corner from campus, the Lexington Farmer’s Market; Thursday Night Live featuring local bands and vendors at the 5/3 Pavilion; a concert or basketball game at the world famous Rupp Arena; a day at the track in the horse capital of the world at Keeneland; or a hike at Raven’s Run Nature Preserve.

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LEXINGTON, KY

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Transylvania has enjoyed more than a decade of success since joining the NCAA Division III in 2004. The athletics community has excelled both on and off the field, with student-athletes thriving in the classroom and in competition.

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Transylvania’s athletic training staff strives to provide the highest quality healthcare to its student-athletes. The Certified Athletic Trainers are highly qualified and trained medical professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and experiences.

Kyle Sutton joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016. Sutton brings over eight years of experience in athletic training to Transylvania. Sutton has previously worked at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington as Head Athletic Trainer from 2015-16 and as Head Athletic Trainer at Westerville Central High School from 2008-15.

Sutton received a Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions from The Ohio State University

in 2006.

CHRISTA HENDLEY ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER Christa Hendley joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in November 2017. Hendley carries over five years of experience in the athletic training realm to Transylvania.

Transylvania has two athletic training rooms for its student-athletes. The main athletic training room is on the performance floor of the Beck Center with the secondary training room located in the field house at the Athletics Complex and both are open daily. Each training room is equipped with state-of-the-art injury prevention and rehabilitation equipment.

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Transylvania partners with Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center to provide our student-athlete healthcare. Lexington Clinic orthopedic surgeons David Dome, Peter Hester, Ben Kibler and Trevor Wilkes serve as team doctors for the university and make weekly campus visits, eliminating the need to travel off-campus.

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The sports medicine staff is fully accredited by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The staff specializes in the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of injuries to our student-athletes. Athletic trainers have been recognized by the American Medical Association as allied healthcare professionals since 1990.

Nick Reuss begins his seventh year with the Transylvania sports medicine staff and his second as Head Athletic Trainer for the 2017-18 season. Reuss joined the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2011. He holds a Master of Science in recreation and sport sciences from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Ohio University. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is certified by the Kinesio Taping Association as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

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Sports Medicine

NICK REUSS DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Prior to her time at Transy, Hendley served as the Head Athletic Trainer at the University of the Cumberlands from 2014 through 2017, overseeing men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cheerleading, softball, track and field, and dance during her tenure at Cumberlands. Previous stints for Hendley include working at Lemak Sports Medicine and Orthopedics as a Head Athletic Trainer and at Chowan University.

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HEAD COACH

Juli Fulks is in her fourth season as head coach of the Transylvania women’s basketball program for the 2017-18 season.

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Juli Fulks

Pioneers Coaching Staff

Fulks’s track record of leading and developing winning players and teams has spanned multiple stops, with the latest tradition of excellence blooming in Lexington with the women’s basketball program. In her first season in Lexington in 2014-15, Fulks took the Pioneers to new heights, guiding the team to its highest national ranking in school history at 13th. Fulks began her first season in Lexington with immediate momentum as Transy posted a record of 25-3 overall and a perfect 18-0 record in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, becoming the first undefeated team in HCAC regular season history. The 2014-15 edition of the Pioneers captured the regular season conference championship along with an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Pioneers produced two selections to the D3Hoops.com Great Lakes All-Region Second Team, senior guard Nicole Coffman and junior guard Katelyn Smith. Those two players were also named to the All-HCAC First Team as Smith captured the conference MVP award in 2015. In 2015-16, Fulks and the Pioneers completed another strong run through HCAC play, overcoming injuries to multiple key rotation players to capture third place with a 14-4 record and advancing to the conference tournament semifinals. Smith again repeated as the HCAC Conference MVP and a selection to the 2016 D3Hoops.com Great AllRegion Second Team, while senior guard Shawn Kolani was named to the All-HCAC First Team and freshman guard Kristen Hayes was named to the conference’s AllFreshman Team. Fulks surpassed the 200-career win mark on February 13, 2016 with a 75-67 win against Defiance. That season, the Pioneers led the conference in 3-pointers made per game and free-throw percentage, and ranked second in fieldgoal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage, assists per game, and turnovers per game. Transylvania ranked first in field-goal percentage during conference play.

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2016-17 brought another exciting season as the Pioneers posted another 20-win season despite possessing a roster with zero seniors. The Pioneers forged through the 2016-17 season, overcoming the loss of four of five starters to graduation or injury to notch a third-place finish in HCAC play, advancing all the way to the conference tournament championship game. Junior Rachel Cox and sophomore Celia Kline were both named to the All-HCAC First Team, freshman Shelby Boyle was named to the HCAC All-Freshman team, and sophomore Kristin Hayes received All- Sportsmanship team honors. In three seasons at Transylvania, Fulks holds a 64-19 overall record and 46-11 in HCAC regular season play. Prior to her time at Transylvania, Fulks coached at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon for 10 years, where she built an unheralded program into an annual national contender in the Northwest Conference. Fulks took over at Lewis & Clark prior to the 200405 season, inheriting a team which had posted a 1-15 conference record. In her first season at the helm, Fulks led her team to an 8-8 record in Northwest Conference play and a 12-12 overall mark for one of the 20 most-improved seasons in the nation. Under Fulks’s guidance, Lewis & Clark found their place atop the Top-25 USA Today rankings for three consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2013, ranking as high as fifth nationally in 2013 on the way to a 25-4 season. Following the 2011 season, Fulks was named NWC Coach of the Year while Lewis & Clark guard Kristina Williams earned NWC Player of the Year honors. Fulks’s Pioneer squad accumulated continued success, recording threestraight NCAA tournament appearances, three 20-win seasons, and two Northwest Conference Championships. Prior to her tenure at Lewis & Clark, Fulks served as an assistant coach at Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference member institution Defiance College. In her first season at Defiance, Fulks helped the Yellow Jackets improve to a 20-7 record while ranking in the nation’s top-10 in field-goal and free-throw shooting percentage. A native of Dola, Ohio, Fulks was a member of the 1997 Capital University team that reached the Final Four after capturing the Ohio Athletic Conference title. After graduating with a degree in biology, she later earned a master’s in education from Defiance. Fulks remains the alltime leading scorer at Hardin Northern High School with more than 1,600 career points.


Pioneers Coaching Staff

ASSISTANT COACH

Maggie Prewitt is in her fourth year with Transylvania, serving as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program. In her first year at Transy, Prewitt helped guide the Pioneers into an 18-0 HCAC regular season record and the Pioneers earned an at-large bid to the NCAA. Prewitt was an integral part of a 2015-2016 squad which continued its success, earning a 14-4 HCAC regular season record and recording a third-place finish in the conference tournament.

As assistant coach, Prewitt’s array of responsiblities include directing guard play development, scouting and recruiting, running team social media platforms, and overseeing summer team and individual camps, as well as hosting day camps during the school year. Prior to joining the Transylvania staff, Prewitt worked as the head coach for the middle school and freshmen women’s basketball teams and an assistant coach for the JV and varsity women’s basketball teams in the Bath County School District.

Prewitt, a 2012 Centre College graduate, had a decorated playing career, leading the Colonels to a Sweet 16 run in 2012. As a player, Prewitt was named 2009 SCAC Newcomer of the Year, 2010 SCAC First Team, two-time SCAC Player of the Year (2011, 2012), South Region Player of the Year and a D3Hoops.com First Team All-American (2012). Prewitt earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Spanish from Centre.

Tim Whitesel ASSISTANT COACH

Prior to joining the TU staff, he served as an Associate Head Coach or Assistant Coach for the women’s basketball program at Lewis & Clark College for 10 years. While at Lewis & Clark, Tim helped the Pioneers win the Northwest Conference twice and participate in the NCAA tournament three times. Previous to Lewis & Clark, Tim was the Head Girls Coach at Sunset High School in Portland, Oregon, and coached collegiate men’s basketball at Concordia University (Oregon) and Eastern Oregon University. A native of Fredonia, New York, Tim earned his B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Philosophy from State University of New York, College at Fredonia. Tim continued his education at the University of Rhode Island where he graduated with his M.S. in Zoology and later his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. Tim also works as a Fisheries Scientist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and serves as an Adjunct Professor for Portland State University’s Department of Biology. Tim currently resides in Brush Prairie, Washington, with his wife MaryLouise and daughter Natalie.

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In the summer of 2015, Prewitt joined a select number of elite women’s assistants from across the country as part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association Leadership Workshop hosted by the United States Marine Corps. The four day workshop was designed to teach assistant coaches small unit leadership including tactics, techniques and procedures, providing for unity of command.

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2016-17 brought a youthful roster which Prewitt was instrumental in developing. Her efforts developing a young roster with zero seniors resulted in another 20-win season for the Pioneers, culminating in an HCAC Championship game appearance.

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Maggie Prewitt


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Loren Bewley ASSISTANT COACH

Pioneers Coaching Staff

Loren Bewley will serve her fourth season as a volunteer assistant to the women’s basketball team in 2017-18. Bewley, a 2009. Transylvania alumna, received her master of science, from Eastern Kentucky University in 2014. In her first season with the Transy coaching staff, Bewley was a part of a historic season for the Pioneers. The team became the first to go undefeated in regularseason HCAC play and received their highest national ranking in school history at 13th. The Pioneers have continued to see success, finishing as the runner-up in the HCAC tournament in the 2016-17 season. During her time at Transy, Bewley was a four-year member of the softball team and a three-year member of the women’s basketball program.

After graduating, she held a number of assistant coaching positions prior to joining the Pioneers, including stints at West Jessamine Middle School, West Jessamine High School and The Lexington School. Bewley has also worked as an intern for the Transylvania athletics department and the Lexington Legends front office and is currently a full-time firefighter with the Nicholasville Fire Department. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in exercise science from Transylvania before earning her MS in physical education with a concentration in sports administration from EKU.

Kayla Dobson ASSISTANT COACH

Kayla Dobson Fister is in her second year with the Transylvania women’s basketball program as an assistant coach. Dobson Fister works with the Transylvania coaching staff, specializing in post work and technique with the Pioneers program. Dobson Fister played for the Transylvania women’s basketball team from 2011 through 2015, starting all 28 games at center for the 2014-15 nationally-ranked Pioneers squad that produced a 25-2 regular season record. During her senior season, Dobson Fister led the team in rebounding with 6.1 boards per game.

Matt Trumble

ASSISTANT COACH Matt Trumble joins the Transylvania women’s basketball program for the 2017-2018 as a first-year volunteer assistant coach. Trumble’s coaching ledger includes coaching middle school basketball at Trinity Christian Academy in Lexington. As part of the Transylvania women’s basketball coaching staff, Trumble specializes in providing advanced analytics to increase team efficiency. Trumble graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and serves as an economic analyst for Brenntag North American.

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POSITION

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Zenoviah Walker

Guard

Freshman 5-3

Danville, Ky. / Danville

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Macey Ford

Guard

Junior 5-6

Florence, Ky. / Boone County

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Kaitlyn Johnson

Forward

Freshman 5-10

Somerset, Ky. / Somerset

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Taylor Jackson

Guard

Junior 5-7

Louisville, Ky. / Male

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Brooklyn Greer

Guard

Sophomore 5-9

Bardstown, Ky. / Nelson Co.

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Alorra Sims

Guard

Freshman 5-8

Lawrenceburg, Ky. / Anderson Co.

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Celia Kline

Guard

Junior 5-4

Madeira, Ohio / Madeira

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Shelby Boyle

Guard

Sophomore 5-10

Morgantown, W. Va. / Morgantown

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Delaney Cullen

Guard

Freshman 5-10

Medina, Ohio / Medina

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Ashton Woodard

Guard

Sophomore 5-9

Mt. Sterling, Ky. / Menifee Co.

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Elizabeth Hardiman

Center

Freshman 6-3

Winchester, Ky. / George Rogers Clark

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Kristen Hayes

Guard

Junior 5-10

Berea, Ky. / Madison Southern

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Carlee Clemons

Forward

Senior 6-0

Burlington, Ky. / Notre Dame Academy

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Rachel Cox

Forward

Senior 6-0

Independence, Ky. / Simon Kenton

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Kailey Price

Guard

Sophomore 5-11

Greenville, Ind. / Floyd Central

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Miranda Otero

Forward

Freshman 6-2

Brook Park, Ohio / Berea-Midpark

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Sarah Ashley

Guard

Senior 5-7

Corbin, Ky. / Corbin

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Kerigan Davis

Forward

Junior 5-9

Richmond, Ky. / Henry Clay

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2017 Women’s Basketball Roster


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#2 Zenoviah Walker Freshman Danville, Ky. Danville

#3 Macey Ford Junior Florence, Ky. Boone County

#4 Kaitlyn Johnson Freshman Somerset, Ky. Somerset

#10 Brooklyn Greer Sophomore Bardstown, Ky. Nelson Co.

#11 Alorra Sims Freshman Lawrenceburg, Ky. Anderson Co.

#14 Shelby Boyle Sophomore Morgantown, W. Va. Morgantown

#15 Delaney Cullen Freshman Medina, Ohio Medina

#5 Taylor Jackson Junior Louisville, Ky. Male

#12 Celia Kline Junior Madeira, Ohio Madeira

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#24 Carlee Clemons Senior Burlington, Ky. Notre Dame Academy

#30 Rachel Cox Senior Independence, Ky. Simon Kenton

#32 Miranda Otero Freshman Brook Park, Ohio Berea-Midpark

#33 Sarah Ashley Senior Corbin, Ky. Corbin

#23 Kristen Hayes Junior Berea, Ky. Madison Southern

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#22 Elizabeth Hardiman Freshman Winchester, Ky. George Rogers Clark

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#21 Ashton Woodard Sophomore Mt. Sterling, Ky. Menifee Co.

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#31 Kailey Price Sophomore Greenville, Ind. Floyd Central

#35 Kerigan Davis Junior Richmond, Ky. Henry Clay

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