Chambers, Kemmerer, Boyd net HCAC honors

Senior Emily Boyd (Indianapolis, Ind.), sophomore Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas) and sophomore Leah Kemmerer (North Vernon, Ind.) have each received the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s player-of-the-week honor in their respective sports.

Boyd, a thrower, was named the Heartland Conference’s field athlete of the week after her performance at the Indiana Division III Championships April 13 in Franklin, Ind.

She was named co-field athlete of the meet after winning the hammer toss and placing second in the shot put.

She captured first in the hammer with a 42.47-meter heave. She was second in the discus throw with a 37.38-meter effort, which stands as the second-best in school history.

Boyd also placed eighth in the shot put with a 9.35-meter effort.

Chambers was named the HCAC’s track athlete of the week after registering four first-place finishes and a second at the Indiana Division III Championships.

Chambers set a Hanover record in the long jump (5.42 meters) to win the event by more than half a meter.

She claimed first place in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. She won the 100 in 12.48 seconds, narrowly missing the Hanover record (12.40). She was first in the 200 meters in 26.30 seconds.

She also was a member of the Panthers’ winning 4x100-meter relay. The group posted the fifth-fastest time in school history to win the event (51.45 seconds).

Chambers' second-place finish came in the 4x400-meter relay, where she was part of a foursome which ran the second-fastest time in school history (4:08.60).

Kemmerer was named the Heartland Conference’s softball pitcher of the week after posting a 2-1 record for Hanover, including wins in both games of an April 14 doubleheader with the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

In three appearances last week, Kemmerer (7-4) worked 15 innings, allowing just seven hits and four runs with 12 strikeouts.

She tossed a seven-inning complete-game one-hitter to lead Hanover to a 3-0 win against Rose-Hulman in the first game of the HCAC twinbill. She followed with 1.1 innings of one-run relief as the Panthers rallied for a 3-2 win in the second game against the Engineers.

Earlier in the week, Kemmerer tossed a five-hitter in a 3-2 loss at Transylvania University (Ky.), April 9. In that outing, she pitched 6.2 innings, allowing three runs with six strikeouts.