For the Seymour girls tennis team, Monday’s awards banquet was to celebrate several achievements.
Multiple members of the squad received state-wide recognition to go along with their own plaques for the 2016 season.
This past spring, the Owls won their fifth straight sectional championship before advancing to the regional finals at Bloomington North against Columbus North.
The Owls finished the season 14-6.
As a team, the Owls made the IHSAA’s varsity academic all-state.
Seniors Lindsey Hume and Emma Wood racked up the most accolades at the event at the high school.
Hume and Wood lost one match on the season at No. 1 doubles — to Bloomington North in the individual sectional championship.
The two have been invited to Sunday’s North-South All-Star competition Sunday at Marian University in Indianapolis.
Both shared the most valuable player award, along with captains awards.
Hume and Wood also made All-Hoosier Hills Conference and the All-District 8 team.
On top of that, Hume was Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s academic all-state and Wood made the honorable-mention list.
Hume was the senior class’ valedictorian on graduation day.
“To play varsity for years is incredibly challenging,” Owls coach Jennifer Miller said. “We have two girls who played multiple sports who also excelled in the classroom, managing their academics.”
The two won a sectional championship each year they played for Seymour.
Junior Hallie Crenshaw, who played No. 1 singles for the Owls, also made all-district and all-HHC.
Crenshaw took home the mental attitude award.
Megan Baurle, a junior, was all-district and all-HHC honorable mention for her efforts at No. 2 singles.
Breaking into the varsity lineup her junior year at No. 2 doubles, Katie O’Mara received the most improved award.
Miller said that the junior varsity team won 90 percent of their matches on the season.
“It’s really amazing, with all the positions the girls played, that we won 90 percent of our matches,” she said. “It shows that our program is continuing to go in the right direction. They put a ton of time into their play inside and outside of season during the winter.”