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December 4, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on NAIA ANNOUNCES FALL SPORT SCHOLAR ATHLETES Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its fall sport Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and included are18 Huntington University student-athletes representing five different teams.

The Forester women’s soccer team boasted the third most individuals on the list of women’s soccer teams with nine total.

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.

Codi Wiersema | SR | Byron Center, Mich.
Rachael Smelser | JR | Adrian, Mich.

Miguel de Sousa | JR | Lisbon, Portugal
Troy Hester | SR | Liberty Center, Ohio
Matheus Louzada | JR | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Travis Rippe | JR | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Ty Sproat | JR | Auburn, Ind.
Hayden Suter | SR | Coatesville, Ind.

MaKayla Barrantes | SR | Greenacres, Fla.
Abigail Field | JR Holland, Mich.
Tessy Geiss | JR | Granville, Ohio
Audra Klopfenstein | SR | Archbold, Ohio
Matéa Knispel | JR | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Blaire Koomler | JR | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Samantha McCoy | SR | Greenfield, Ind.
Nicole Pennington | SR | Northwood, Ohio
Brandi Spear | SR | Shippensburg, Pa.

Josie Beaver | SR | Huntington, Ind.


December 4, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester track and field team opened up the indoor portion of their season at the Sean Brady Conditioner on Saturday where they competed against host Trine University and Grace College.

Benedicte Nzombi-Fenner was a double winner for the HU women. The rookie from Charleston (Ind.) sprinted her way to first place in the 60 meters with a time of 8.06, the third fastest time in Forester history. She also claimed top long jump honors with her leap of 4.91 meters, another mark that lands her in the Huntington record books.

Nicole Pennington trailed Nzombi-Fenner in the 60 meters to finish second in 8.10. The senior sprinter also ran to a third place finish in the 200 meters by clocking in at 27.31.

Huntington earned two of the top three spots in pole vault with Elise Cormany (2.75 m) taking second and Alyssabeth Cottle (2.59 m) finishing third.

Mara McFarland (10.83) and Molly Mitchell (PR 1:02.72) each finished third in the 60 meter hurdles and 400 meters respectively.

On the men’s side, Logan Daniels claimed HU’s only win with his mark of 1.80 meters in high jump.

Avniel Barrow started off indoor season with a bang. The sophomore speedster broke the school record in the 60 meters with his second place time of 7.10. Peyton Depriest, in his rookie debut, also had a solid outing in sprints to finish second in the 200 meters in 23.13 which will go down as the third fastest time in Forester history.

Huntington’s other top three finishes were in field events where Adam Woods slid in at third in long jump with his leap of 5.96 meters and Brooks Gerke, competing unattached, finished second in pole vault by soaring 4.12 meters.

The Foresters don’t compete again until the Defiance College Invitational on January 27.


December 4, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Up against one of the nation’s best, the HU men’s basketball team made it clear from opening tip that they weren’t about to back down as they knocked off #4 Indiana Wesleyan 87-84 Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena.

With this win, the Foresters improve to 5-6 overall, 1-2 in league play. The loss is the Wildcats’ first in conference play as they drop to 8-2 overall, 2-1 in the league. Huntington has trumped IWU two out of the last three times these neighborly foes have gone head-to-head.

The first half favored the Wildcats as they opened up a ten-point lead, 25-15, midway through the period. IWU boasts a high-octane offense, averaging over 91 points a contest, so they were well on their way to their season average but the Foresters had other plans.

The lead remained at ten 90 seconds later but a credit to HU’s defense, the Wildcats managed just four points over the next two-and-a-half minutes which was just enough time for the Foresters to get right back in it. Devon Merder and Jaden Sutton each swiped a steal and scored to lead the defensive charge as the scoreboard read 29-25 with six minutes remaining on the way to a 39-34 difference by intermission.

Just like the first half, the first ten minutes of the second half saw the visitors open up a lead that could have been devastating as the gap extended to nine, 61-52. Instead, Platt and crew came roaring back with another two-and-a-half minute defensive stand. This time around, HU rattled off nine straight points highlighted by Merder’s rare four-point play to force the first deadlock since early in the contest at 61-61.

The Wildcats would enjoy one more brief advantage before, as they say, “the rest was history.” An acrobatic layup with the shot clock winding down and a long ball on the next possession, both by Mike Bush, gave the Foresters a lead that would stick at 66-63 with just over six minutes to go.

Bush and Arens handled the bulk of Huntington’s scoring after that as they accounted for all but four of their team’s final 21 points but it was Konner Platt who iced the game when he drained a pair of freebies with 15 ticks remaining as IWU’s Hail Mary three clanked off the front of the rim.

The Foresters shot 44.6 percent from the floor (25-for-56) but it was their performance at the charity stripe that earned them the upset. HU converted 32 of their 40 free throws for 80.0 percent to outscore the Wildcats by 19 at the line.

While IWU out-muscled Huntington on the glass, 40-30, Platt’s crew committed half as many miscues, eight, to their visitors’ 16.

Bush led all scorers with 25 points which included going 12-for-13 from the free throw line. Arens finished with 16 points and a game-best eight rebounds. Platt also tossed in 16 points while Merder dropped in 13.

Kyle Mangas topped the Wildcats with 19 points. Evan Maxwell added 17. Canaan Coffey and Grant Smith both came off the bench to tally 11 and ten points respectively.

Huntington hits the road on Tuesday to take on Grace College at 7:00 p.m.


November 30, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington women’s basketball team stretched its win streak to eight Tuesday night at Platt Arena by outlasting Bethel College 66-52. With this W, HU improves to 8-1 overall, 2-0 in Crossroads action while the Pilots drop to 3-6 on the year, 0-2 in league play.

Credit the Foresters’ defense in the first half for the win. Culler’s crew limited their visitors to just 15 points on 25.9 percent shooting in addition to forcing the Pilots into nine turnovers to enjoy a 28-15 lead heading into intermission.

At the other end of the floor, HU could do no wrong through the first four minutes of play to open up a 13-0 advantage. Erin Mohr was the catalyst as she posted four points in addition to handing out an assist, swiping two steals and corralling a pair of rebounds.

The quarter came and went with HU holding to a ten-point advantage but momentum shifted early in the second as a pesky Pilot squad reeled off the first six points before Sarah Fryman stopped the bleeding when she scored down low with 6:13 on the clock for a 19-13 ballgame.

It was the Hailey Krewald show after that as she intercepted a pass and went coast-to-coast for the easy lay-in at the midway point of the quarter after which she canned a pair of freebies, knocked down a three and then scored again with 11 seconds to go to account for all but two of the half’s final 11 points.

The third quarter started much like the first with HU piecing together an impressive run, this time a 9-0 spurt, to open up a 22-point lead of 37-15 two minutes into the second half. This time it was HU’s bigs, Brooke Saylor and Fryman, who took charge of the offense by teaming up for all nine points.

Twenty-two points was the game’s largest spread as the Pilots continued their pesky ways the rest of the way – reducing the lead to nine on two different occasions.

But the Foresters stayed the course and eventually ensured their win at the free throw where they went 9-for-10 in the final three minutes of play. When all was said and done, the second half was an evenly matched contest as HU outscored BC by just one for the final 14-point spread.

Fryman took top scoring honors for her team by posting 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Saylor was the “Jack of all trades” as she finished with 13 points, a career-best 21 rebounds, a career-high six blocks and a team-best four assists. The 5-10 forward’s 21 boards ties a program record for most rebounds in a game that dates back to 1986.

Krewald finished with 12 points in addition to hauling in eight rebounds and swiping two steals. Maddie Richer also tossed in 12 points to round out HU’s double digit scoring.

Kelsey Brickner, who entered the night with just two triples to her name, finished 4-for-6 from downtown on her way to scoring a game-high 20 points for the Pilots. Kamala Glenn added ten points, five assists and three steals.

HU dominated the glass 45-32, which included 13 offensive boards for 15 points. The Foresters also had a good night at the charity stripe where they went 18-for-19 for 94.7 percent.

The Foresters are back in Platt Arena on Saturday to host #23 Indiana Wesleyan at 1:00 p.m.


November 29, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was a game where #16 Bethel College never trailed but it was a few minutes just before and after halftime that really seemed to solidify the 85-63 win over the HU men’s basketball team Tuesday night at Platt Arena.

Konner Platt’s triple with 3:27 left in the first period pulled the Foresters within five at 33-28 but Tanner Shepherd, who had the hot hand the entire half, scored seven of the game’s next ten points to send his team into the locker room with a 42-29 advantage.

The Pilots picked up where they left off to start the final stanza by scoring on five of their first seven possessions to grow the lead to 19 at 52-33 by the 16:16 mark. The hosts never got closer than 17 points the rest of the way as BC swelled the lead to as many as 24 before closing out with the 22-point victory.

Shepherd finished with a career-best 25 points, 17 coming in the opening 20 minutes. Gage Ott, this week’s CL Player of the Week, added 17 points. Paul Forman scored all but one of his 13 points in the second half to go along with a game-best 11 rebounds for the double double.

Luke Fisher tallied 15 points off the bench to round out the Pilots’ double digit scoring.

Mike Bush topped the Foresters with 15 points and six assists. Devon Merder and Tyler Arens each tossed in 12 points while Platt registered 11.

It was a single-digit game through the opening ten minutes before a Pilot bucket at the 9:51 mark extended their lead to 11 at 25-14. HU spent the next five minutes organizing their biggest run of the night, an 11-2 spurt, to slice the lead to a single possession at 27-25 with just over five minutes left in the frame.

The run was kicked-off with Bush canning a pair of freebies. Shortly after, Zac Owens drained a triple and then Platt and Arens capped things off by knocking down back-to-back long balls within a 25-second span for the two-point difference. Unfortunately, Bethel countered with a similar run to close out the half for a double-digit advantage that proved permanent.

With this win, Bethel improves to 2-0 in the Crossroads, 9-1 overall, while HU drops to 4-6 overall, 0-2 in league play.

It doesn’t get an easier for Platt’s crew as next up is a clash with #4 Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Drop In Soccer

November 28, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on Drop In Soccer Posted By: Sandy Marion

Come join the fun of Drop In Soccer every Thursday beginning on November 30th. Click on the picture for more details.

This Week in HU Sports

November 27, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

Tues. Nov. 28 – M. Basketball vs Bethel College @ 7:00 PM
Wed. Nov. 29 – W. Basketball vs Bethel College @ 7:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 2 – W. Basketball vs Indiana Wesleyan University @ 1:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 2 – M. Basketball vs Indiana Wesleyan University @ 3:00 PM

Sat. Dec. 2 – Track @ Sean Brady Conditioner, Trine University @ 10:00 AM

Go Foresters!!

Drop In Soccer

November 22, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on Drop In Soccer Posted By: Sandy Marion

Come join the fun of some Drop in Soccer, beginning on November 30th.


November 22, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The intensity ratchets up come conference time and Tuesday’s Crossroads League opener at Gunden Gymnasium was no exception as Goshen College (5-3, 1-0) battled to a 90-84 win over the Huntington men’s basketball team.

The first half especially was a knock-down, drag-out fight as evidenced by both teams getting into the double bonus and the lead changing hands ten times before the Maple Leafs took a 50-46 lead into intermission.

No more than seven points separated the two teams through the opening 20 minutes with that spread proving to be the Foresters’ largest lead of the game. Their first seven-point advantage came with just under seven minutes to go in the half when Konner Platt scored on a put back for a 27-20 advantage with the second coming 60 seconds later after the teams traded makes.

The tides turned over the next two minutes as Goshen pieced together a 10-2 run for a 32-31 lead at the 3:57 mark. Shortly after, back-to-back buckets by Tyler Arens and Devon Merder sandwiched a Goshen field goal to give the Foresters two brief one-point advantages. The Maple Leafs would go on lay claim to the lead the rest of the frame and the first five minutes of the second half but the Foresters still had plenty of fight left.

Trailing 55-50 at the 16:47 mark of the final period, HU scored on three straight possessions for a 7-0 run that put them back on top by two points with 15 minutes to go. Goshen instantly countered by rattling off the next 12 points for the game’s first double-digit difference of 67-57. It was a six-minute dry spell for the visitors but they still weren’t ready to throw in the towel.

Instead, they chipped away at the deficit, trimming it to a single possession when Merder drilled one from long range with just over four minutes remaining to pull his team within three at 77-74. Ninety seconds later, Arens converted a traditional three-point play to make it a two-point difference at 79-77.

It remained a two-point game with just over a minute to go until Devin Heath-Granger buried his only triple of the game with 54 ticks to go to put GC on top by five. So began the march to the free line after that as the Maple Leafs went a perfect 6-for-6 to seal the win.

Mason Coverstone came off the bench to top Huntington with 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Merder and Mike Bush each tossed in 15 points. Bush also handed out a game-best 11 dimes and swiped a game-high four steals. Arens added 11 points while corralling a game-high 13 rebounds for his fifth double double of the year. Platt rounded out HU’s double digit scoring with ten points to go along with six rebounds and four assists.

Goshen’s leading scorer, Conner Funkhouser, came off the bench as well to pour in a game-best 19 points. Christian Grider posted 18 points while Billy Geschke and Patryck Ostrowski added 13 and 11 points respectively.

With this loss, Huntington heads into Thanksgiving break 4-5 on the year, 0-1 in league play. Platt’s crew is off for a week before hosting Bethel on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.


November 22, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The turkey and stuffing will be that much better this year for the Forester women’s basketball team as they head into Thanksgiving break riding a seven-game win streak after squeaking past Goshen College (1-7, 0-1) Tuesday night at Gunden Gymnasium 51-44 on opening night of league play.

It wasn’t one of HU’s best outings of the season but composure was once again key for Culler’s crew. After trailing for all but a handful of possessions through the first 36 minutes, the Foresters finally took a lead that lasted, 47-44, with 3:31 to go.

Huntington managed just two triples on the night but both came at critical times in the fourth. The first, a bomb in the corner by Maddie Richer, snapped a Goshen 7-0 run midway through the frame to force the game’s fifth deadlock.

The second long ball proved to be the game-winner as it gave Huntington its permanent lead. After causing Goshen to cough up the ball for the 20th time, Richer found Hailey Krewald spotted up at the top of the key for the 47-44 go ahead.

Sarah Fryman then scored the game’s final four points to secure her team’s first conference win. Those four points capped off an 11-point fourth quarter performance by the 5-9 forward who certainly would have been voted MVP of the comeback if such an award existed.

Defense has been key to Huntington’s success this season and tonight was no different as they held their hosts scoreless the final four minutes. The Foresters have limited their opponents to 14 points or less per quarter for 12 consecutive quarters, giving up an average of 41.7 points over those three games.

On this particular night, HU allowed just 16 field goals on 32.0 percent shooting. They also forced 22 Maple Leaf turnovers for 15 points at the other end of the floor.

Offense, on the other hand, did not come so easy for Huntington. Their first lead of the contest came with two minutes left in the third when Brooke Saylor scored down low for a 31-29 advantage, as the visitors would just as soon forget those first 28 minutes. They went on to enjoy the lead the rest of the quarter and beginning of the fourth and then turned the lead back over to Goshen before finally taking charge in the waning minutes when it mattered most.

Fryman finished with 16 points for HU. Saylor posted her third straight double double with 11 points and game-best 12 boards. Sam Hammel and Cindy In’t Groen each added seven points while Richer finished with five points and dished out a game-best four assists.

Carley O’Neal was the only Goshen starter to finish in double digits with 11 points while Donnae Lipinski and Claire Rauck came off the bench to add ten and nine points respectively. Keyaira Murff topped her team in rebounds with 11 to go along with three steals and a block. Murff currently ranks 16th in the NAIA in total blocks with 12.

HU (7-1, 1-0) now has a break until November 29 when they host Bethel at 7:00 p.m.

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11:30 MLK Chapel Service

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …

Good-bye and Best Wishes Celebration for Cindy Kreps!

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Lisa Montany

Cindy Kreps is leaving Huntington University after over 13 years of faithful service. Help us wish Cindy well in her next adventure and give her your best wishes! When: Monday, January 15th from 12:00-1:30pm (just enough time to stop in over your lunch break)! Where: First floor foyer, Becker Hall …

MONDAY JANUARY 15, 11:30 – MLK Chapel Service

12 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …


Campus Update

18 Jan 2018

The Winter Board Retreat will take place on January 18-19 in Indianapolis. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

Spring Faculty Staff Convocation

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Community Enhancement Council

Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Campus Convocation Service. We’ll gather together Wednesday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this special event with your colleagues and co-workers. Please feel free to close your offices for this event.

Wellness Screening

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Jean Cole

SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Annual Wellness Screening Event will be held Monday, March 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Nursing Lab of the Science Hall. More details will be available soon.


Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor – 2nd Edition

8 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Mark Fairchild

The second updated and expanded edition of Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor just came out. In the second edition Fairchild added new cities and updated new archaeological information on some of the sites. The hardbound copy is published by Hendrickson Press and is available online or you can order …

All Campus Off Campus

29 Aug 2017 | Posted By: SGA

Hello, SGA is looking for faculty and staff members who would be interested in being drivers to and from ACOC and hanging out with students. ACOC is a retreat hosted by SGA each year for the student body, and we are continuing the tradition of having faculty and staff involved. …

Sports News


18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester women’s basketball team cruised to a 59-38 win over Goshen College Wednesday night at Platt Arena. The W completes the series sweep over GC with Huntington’s first win, a 51-44 decision, dating back to November 21. While it was a game that favored the hosts the entire evening, …


17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

After nearly a two-month break, the Forester bowling teams were back in action over the weekend at the Buckeye Baker Classic. This tournament featured 36 baker games before cutting to the top four for match play where both teams were outstanding. The HU men brought home the championship while the …


17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Wednesday’s Crossroads League clash was one for the books as Konner Platt drained a triple as time expired in overtime to lift the Huntington men’s basketball team past Goshen College 100-97. It marks the second time this season the Foresters have needed an extra period to claim a win as …