Huntington, Ind. – The Huntington volleyball team opened the 2019 season with its own invitational and after a jittery first match against Brescia first thing Friday morning, HU bounced back to win a five-set thriller in the evening to kick off the season with a 1-1 record.Despite the Foresters keeping it close in the first set against a tough-nosed Brescia squad and enjoying an early advantage in set two, the hosts eventually succumbed to the Bearcats in three straights, 25-19, 25-14, 25-15.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced its annual Top 25 Team Honor Roll and for the 15th time since the program's inception in 1997, HU was among the list of honorees.The Foresters finished the year with a team GPA of 3.699 to finish fourth among its NAIA peers for the second consecutive year. Three of the top four spots are held by Indiana schools with Indiana Tech topping the list with a team GPA of 3.817 while Taylor slipped in at third with a 3.705 GPA.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 1,883 athletic programs have earned the distinction of Scholar Teams for the 2018-19 academic year.As is the case each year, Forester teams were well represented on this distinguished list. Of the 17 Huntington University squads eligible to be nominated, 14 teams received this honor with women's tennis boasting the highest team GPA of 3.725.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Chestnut Hills Golf Course (Fort Wayne, Ind.) will host a summer golf outing to benefit the Huntington University men's basketball program on Saturday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $100 per person ($400 per foursome) and includes green fees, cart rental, lunch, an $80 season ticket and door prizes.Registration on July 27 will begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is scheduled for noon with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
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.).