Sarah Wright and Bryant Haralson were named Henderson State's Female and Male Athletes of the Year.
Sarah Wright and Bryant Haralson were named Henderson State's Female and Male Athletes of the Year. The two were finalists for the Great American Conference Athlete of the Year.
Wright helped lead Henderson State its first-ever national championship in women's golf with the Reddies finishing in ninth-place.
A Second-Team All-GAC selection, Wright earned GAC All-Tournament team honors placing 3rd at the GAC Championships with rounds of 71, 78, and 78.
The native of Fayetteville, Ark. tied for second at the NCAA D2 Super 3 Regional with rounds of 76, 73 and 75 and was HSU's top finisher at the NCAA National Championships placing 19th with a 72-hole total of 313 (77,76, 80, 80).
The three year letter-winner totaled 11 top 25 finishes in 13 tournaments and was in the top 10 six times.
Other top finishes for the senior to be included a fifth-place finish at the Diffie Ford Invitational and 9th at the Missouri Western Invitational. Wright posted the best ever individual round at Henderson on a par 70 course with a 69 at the Diffie Ford Invitational in Oklahoma. She also tied for the best GAC Tournament total by a Reddie with a 227 (+11). In 13 tournaments, Wright finished with a 78.30 stroke average in 30 rounds of competition.
Haralson had a stellar year earning American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods All-American third-team honors.
The junior from Atkins, Ark. compiled a 10-3 record with a 2.16 earned run average in 104.1 innings of work to earn GAC Pitcher of the Year honors.
Haralson totaled 114 strikeouts which ranks second all-time in the GAC. Haralson also tied the Henderson single-season record for pitching wins.
A unanimous First-Team All-GAC pick after earning the league's Pitcher of the Week honor a record six times, Haralson had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.77 ranking fifth nationally.
Haralson, who also earned a spot on the GAC All-Tournament Team, walked just 13 batters during the 2017 campaign while limiting opponents to a .197 batting average.
Other honors during the 2017 season included Second-Team D2 Conference Commissioners Association All-American, Honorable Mention National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-American, First-Team ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region, First-Team D2 Conference Commissioners Association All-Central Region, and First-Team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-Central Region.