Seymour graduate named Freshman of Year

Franklin College freshman Karen Dringenburg of Seymour recently was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s women’s tennis Freshman of the Year.

Dringenburg helped the Grizzles finish with a 14-2 record this fall, second in the HCAC with a 7-1 record.

The Grizzlies reached the HCAC championship match of the postseason tournament, losing a hard-fought 5-4 match to top-seeded Hanover College on Sunday.

With Melissa Sanders, Dringenburg finished the fall undefeated at No. 1 doubles.

Dringenburg also won all 15 singles matches this fall, including a 7-0 mark in HCAC action.

Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.