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Junior Katie Schulz and freshmen Molly Kinsella and Mary Rachel Reynolds were named All-SEC players in the fall. Schulz, a midfielder, was a second-team pick as selected by the conference coaches. That’s her third All-SEC honor, after being named to the All-Freshman team in 2005 and being named first-team All-SEC last year. Both Kinsella, a forward, and Reynolds, a defender, were named to the All-Freshman team. The Commodores finished the season with a 6-10-3 overall record and 3-6-2 in league play.
Vanderbilt’s cross country teams named their most valuable players in December. Rita Jorgensen, a freshman from Memphis, Tenn., earned MVP honors for the women’s team as a top finisher in five out of six races. Austin Williamson, a senior from Des Moines, Iowa, earned the MVP honor after leading the men’s team in three of five races in 2007.
The Vanderbilt golf programs have established an annual award in honor of Mason Rudolph, the former men’s coach and PGA veteran. The Rudolph Cup will be awarded annually to the individual who makes the greatest contribution to Commodore golf. The first recipient of the Rudolph Cup was Mason Rudolph himself, who coached the men’s team for five years before serving as director of golf.
At the end of the fall tennis season, the women’s team logged solid performances highlighted by singles victories in the Fall SEC Coaches Classic. Junior Courtney Ulery finished with a perfect 13-0 record, defeating senior teammate Taka Bertrand in the finals of the singles B flight. Sophomore Catherine Newman won the singles A flight. “It was a solid tournament for all involved,” said Coach Geoff Macdonald. “Everyone had good wins throughout the weekend.” Going into the spring season, four players have been ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Southeast Region singles poll: Newman at No. 6; senior Amanda Taylor at No. 7; Ulery at No. 10; and Bertrand at No. 19. The double tandem of Newman and Bertrand were ranked at No. 8, and Taylor and Ulery were ranked at No. 12.
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