HUNTINGTON, Ind. – HU cross country coach Lauren Davenport Johnson has had her sights set on competing in the Tokyo Summer Olympics and later this week the Huntington native will see if she can turn that dream into reality at the 2021 Olympic Trials.The U.S. Olympic Trials will take place June 18-27 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced its annual NAIA Men's Regional Awards to recognize coaches and players for their excellence on the court throughout the season.Among the list of honorees was Kreg Eckert as the East Regional ITA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Nashville, Tenn. – Three Foresters extended their track season into the summer by competing in the 19th annual Music City Track Carnival hosted by the Nashville Track Club over the weekend. The meet featured over a dozen Olympians from Rio and a host of Olympic hopefuls.Sophomore Emma Wilson competed in the 5000 meters where she finished fifth out of 13 runners by clocking in at 16:25.01.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington was named the 2021 USTFCCCA NAIA Women's Program of the Year as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) earlier today. This distinguished honor is a first in Forester history. To be considered for this award, teams must qualify for each of the NAIA Championships. Scoring is based on a team's finish at each NAIA Championship in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field (i.e. 1st = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points …15th = 15 points) with the lowest point total for all three championships determining the winner.
Gulf Shores, Ala. – The 2021 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships saw the Foresters turn out two national champions and rack up 13 All-American badges at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.Sophomore Emma Wilson lived up to her No. 1 seeding in the 1500 meters by cruising in at 4:28.60 to be deemed a national champion. A few hours she toed the line of the 5000 meters where she clocked in at 16:44.50 to take 2nd. The University of Illinois transfer finished with a pair of All-American honors and earned 18 of her team's 37 points.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The NAIA released its 2021 national men's tennis awards and among the list of honorees was junior Alejo Bagnera. The Cumberland transfer garnered Honorable Mention All-American accolades as one of just four Foresters in program history to earn an All-American badge."Alejo has been a leader on and off the court," said HU Coach Ignacio Poncio. "He deserves this milestone and will be a key player to help take us to the next level."
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Twenty Foresters will represent Huntington University at the 2021 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships slated for May 26-28 at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.HU brings three No. 1 seedings into the meet which includes Emma Wilson in the 1500, Dylan Felger in the 400 hurdles and the women's 4x800 relay.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University softball coach Doug Gower has announced his retirement. His announcement comes at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season after 17 years serving at the helm of the Forester program."It's been an honor to serve my student-athletes to help them reach their academic and athletic goals," said Coach Gower. "Relationships formed here are long lasting, far beyond four years."
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Each year an Academic Excellence Award is given to the HU athletic team with the highest team grade point average for the year. This year the women's cross country team and women's tennis team tied for the top spot for 2020-21 with a team GPA of 3.655. "I want to congratulate all of our student-athletes for their outstanding academic performance on the year," said HU athletic director Lori Culler. "This certainly was a year with unique challenges related to COVID, but our student-athletes met those challenges with perseverance and resilience as evidenced by 16 of our teams tallying a 3.0 or higher GPA and all 18 programs posting a 2.8 or better.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has released its annual regional athletes and coaches of the year awards for outdoor track and field and among the list of honorees includes sophomore Emma Wilson and assistant coach Lauren Johnson.Wilson was named the Great Lakes Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year. She is currently ranked first nationally in the 1500 at 4:24.66 and second in the 5000 at 16:06.69.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Huntington baseball team was well represented on the list of 2021 Crossroads League All-Conference honorees as announced by the league office earlier today.The Foresters landed three position players on the All-Conference Team in Daniel Lichty, Ian McCutcheon and Satchell Wilson.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Crossroads League announced its 2021 softball All-Conference picks and included on the list were Sophia Beachy, Paige Eichelberger, Breanna Hines and Jada Crofoot.Beachy was one of 18 players to earn First Team praises. The senior centerfielder posted a .370 batting average and finished the season with a team-best 57 hits which included 15 doubles, the sixth most in the league, and a homerun. She knocked in a team-leading 39 runs and scored 28 times. The Kokomo native (Northwestern HS) swiped 18 bases to rank 11th among her league peers in stolen bases.
Marion, Ind. – In comeback fashion, the 5th-seeded Cougars of Mount Vernon knocked the Forester baseball team, seeded 3rd, out of the Crossroads League Tournament Tuesday afternoon by handing HU a 4-2 loss at Wildcat Field.The loss drops HU to 33-16 on the year while the win for Mount Vernon (32-18) sends them to the championship game where they will face top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan tomorrow afternoon. IWU remains undefeated so the Cougars will have to pick them off twice for bragging rights to the tournament championship trophy.
Marion, Ind. – The 3rd-seeded Huntington baseball team suffered its first loss of the Crossroads League Tournament, an 8-5 decision, to top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan (42-12) Monday night at Wildcat Field. With this loss, HU drops to 33-15 on the year. The Foresters got off to a fast start thanks to Daniel Lichty who sent the game's second pitch long for an early 1-0 lead. Satchell Wilson added to the first inning excitement with a sacrifice fly that allowed Ian McCutcheon, who was hit by pitch and then stole second and third, to tag up for run No. 2.