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Busald, Hunter honored as HCAC Athletes of the Decade

Former tennis standout Ethan Busald ’05 and former softball star Erin Hunter ’03 were recognized as Athletes of the Decade during the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Decade of Excellence luncheon in Indianapolis in April, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of becoming the HCAC.

Ethan Busald
Ethan Busald

Each of the nine HCAC member schools had one male and one female athlete honored at the luncheon, which commemorated the change of the former Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference to the HCAC. The name change reflected new members in the states of Kentucky and Ohio.

Busald was a four-time HCAC Most Valuable Player and earned the conference title at No. 1 singles and doubles all four years at Transylvania. He led the Pioneers to three straight HCAC regular season and tournament titles, and never lost a conference match in singles or doubles during his career.

Erin Hunter
Erin Hunter

Hunter was a two-time All-HCAC pitcher and was named the conference’s Most Valuable Player once during her time at Transy. She holds school career records in wins (69), starts (79), complete games (77), shutouts (39), innings pitched (557.1), strikeouts (687), and earned run average (0.87).

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