Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletics department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 21-27, 2003. Women’s track and field senior Erin Abbey and men’s baseball sophomore Brian Porter earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.
Abbey, an educational ministries major from Millbury, Ohio (Lake High School), helped lead the Foresters to a third place finish in the Mid-Central Conference Track and Field Championships with her three individual first place finishes. She won the 400 meter dash in 59.35, the 400 hurdles in 1:05.83, and the long jump with a leap of 17' 7". Abbey also finished sixth in the 200 and was a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relays that each placed fourth. She is a three-time All-American Scholar Athlete recipient and earned All-American honors on the track last spring in the 4x800 meter relay. Abbey is a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma (the athletic honor society), and has earned many Dean’s List honors.
Porter, a recreation management major from Alexandria, Indiana (Alexandria-Monroe High School), led the Foresters to a 7-1 week on the baseball diamond. For the week, Porter went 15 for 30 from the plate, including four doubles and five homeruns, which give him eight on the season. He had at least one RBI in every game and finished with 18 for the week. With his impressive offensive display, he raised his batting average from .415 to .438 and his slugging percentage from .585 to a team-leading .723. Porter is the leftfielder from the 20-12 Foresters.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 43 All-America honors and 69 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.
# # #