HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Former Huntington University centerfielder Donovan Clark is getting his shot at professional baseball. The 2019 graduate recently earned a spot on the New Hampshire Wild roster.After attending a week-long tryout in Delaware, Clark was picked up by the independent American professional baseball team based in Concord, New Hampshire. Wild is part of the Empire Professional Baseball League.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University men's basketball coach Ty Platt has announced his 2019 recruiting class. This fall will mark the HU skipper's 12th year at the helm of the Forester program."We are very excited about this year's group of incoming players," said Platt. "Each of them brings not only a wealth of good talent, but also the kind of commitment, character and personality that will fit extremely well in our locker room and on our campus.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The awards continue to pile up for Huntington University junior Alex McCutcheon as he was recently tabbed an Honorable Mention All-American by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as announced last week.The southpaw was one of just two Crossroads League players to earn All-America honors. Caleb Eder of IWU was the only other league foe to claim a national spot – also on the HM team.
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. The women's tennis team claimed the top spot for 2018-19 with a team GPA of 3.725. "I want to congratulate all of our student-athletes for their outstanding academic performance on the year," said HU athletic director Lori Culler.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its 2019 spring sport Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and included are 16 Huntington University student-athletes representing eight different teams.In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.
GULF SHORES, Ala. – Eight Foresters represented Huntington University at the 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships where they turned in impressive performances with senior Aspen Dirr headlining Coach Childs' crew. Dirr anchored the women's 4x800 meter relay team that won their heat in the trials to earn a spot in the finals where they finished seventh to earn All-American honors. The squad in addition to Dirr, included Jessica Chojnacki, Mara McFarland and Molly Mitchell, clocked in at 9:19.04. HU was one of three Crossroads League teams to earn All-American badges in this relay.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Eight Foresters will represent Huntington University at the 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships slated for May 23-26 at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.No stranger to the national stage, senior Aspen Dirr will be making her second trip to NAIA Track & Field Nationals, her first coming this winter at the 2019 Indoor Championships where she collected a pair of All-American badges by claiming third in the 1,000 meters and fifth in the mile.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Earlier this week, Huntington University alum Dalton Combs received a call that every aspiring baseball player wants to receive. The former Forester learned that he was making the jump from Short A to Triple A and had less than 24 hours to pack his bags for Sacramento.Combs will make his debut tonight with the Sacramento River Cats where he will likely see time at first base. The Cats will face the Fresno Grizzlies at 5:05 PM PDT as part of the six-day Highway Series.
MACON, Ga. - The 10th-ranked Middle Georgia State Knights, seeded second in the tourney, ran away with a 11-2 win over the 4th-seeded HU baseball team to eliminate the Foresters from the 20-19 NAIA National Championship Opening Round. It's Huntington's second loss in the Macon bracket having been on the wrong end of a 7-5 decision again British Columbia yesterday.
MACON, Ga. - The 4th-seeded Forester baseball team suffered a 7-5 loss to 5th-seeded British Columbia (30-20) Monday afternoon of the 2019 NAIA National Championship Opening Round at Luther Williams Field in Macon, Ga. The loss sends HU to the consolation bracket where they will face the loser of Rio Grande/Middle Georgia State tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m.Huntington rallied back from a 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth only to watch it slip away in the seventh on the way to their 15th loss of the year.
NAPERVILLE, Ind. - A handful of HU track and field athletes competed Friday at a last chance meet, the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central, and for Aspen Dirr the pay-off was great. The meet, with representation from over 110 schools, is designed to give athletes one last shot for qualifying for nationals.Saddled with injury most of the outdoor season, Dirr toed the line in the 800 meters for just the second time this spring and her time of 2:15.81 was enough to claim a spot at the 2019 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores (Ala.).
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University baseball team (26-14) learned earlier this evening that they will be packing their bags for Macon, Georgia to compete in the 2019 NAIA National Championship Opening Round slated for May 13-16 at Middle Georgia State's Luther Williams Field.As the Crossroads League regular season champions, HU received the conference's first automatic bid to compete in the tournament, the program's fourth-ever berth to the big dance.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Crossroads League has announced its 2019 baseball awards and headlining the news is HU junior Alex McCutcheon as the league's Pitcher of the Year.The HU ace currently boasts a 2.10 ERA and is holding opponents to a .195 batting average. To date, McCutcheon has pitched 73.0 innings, striking out 94 batters while surrendering 50 hits, a mere 22 runs and 28 walks.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Crossroads League has announced its 2019 Women's Golf All-Conference nominees and among the list is Huntington University junior Betsy Schroeder.Schroeder was one of six players to be named to the Honorable Mention Team. As the Foresters' No. 1 player throughout 2018-19, she is just the second player in program history to be recognized by the league. Women's golf is the newest sport at Huntington with its inaugural season dating back to 2015-16.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Crossroads League has announced its 2019 All-Conference honors for softball and included on the list was Paige Eichelberger, Kiera Stacy and Jada Crofoot.For the sophomore Eichelberger, this is her first First Team All-Conference designation. The Avon native (Avon HS) led the team in hitting with her .412 average, the 6th best in the league. She tallied 63 hits on the year for the No. 9 spot among her CL peers while driving in 19 runs and scoring 29 times.