MARION, Ind. -- Katie Wilson and Rachel Bottorff highlight the postseason honors that the Indiana Wesleyan University women’s tennis team received from the NAIA and NCCAA.
Both Wilson and Bottorff were named All-Americans in each of the respective affiliations. Wilson was an NAIA All-American Second Team and an NCCAA All-American First Team selection. Bottorff was honored as an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention and NCCAA All-American Second Team choice.
Also being named NCCAA All-American were Rachael Heiniger and Kim Mella. Each was named Second Team.
Three Wildcats were recognized for various achievements at the NCCAA National Championship in Mobile, Alabama. The Indiana Wesleyan No. 1-doubles team of Wilson and Mella was named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team. The honor was just one of three given out to doubles teams. Heiniger was awarded the NCCAA Tournament Sportsmanship Award by the coaches. All seven of the coaches from the other teams voted for Heiniger in a unanimous vote.
Six Wildcats were honored for their work in the classroom as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes. Making the grades were Mella, Diane Jones, Heiniger, Kristen Futrell, Sarah Richert, and Kim Reisdorf.
Indiana Wesleyan completed the 2013-14 season with a 26-5 record and another perfect 8-0 mark in the Crossroads League. IWU won the Crossroads League regular season and tournament championships. Indiana Wesleyan advanced to the NAIA National Championship for the 15th consecutive season and the NAIA Second Round for the fourth straight year. The team also took part in the NCCAA National Championship and went 1-2 in pool play.