Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of January 12-18, 2004. Women’s basketball senior Lane Allen and men’s basketball senior Derek Yoder earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week.
Lane Allen, a chemistry major from Richmond, Ind. (Centerville High School), helped lead the Foresters to a 2-0 record for the week. Allen began the week scoring 23 points and grabbing 8 rebounds in Huntington’s thrilling 75-72 double-overtime victory against Marian College. Allen went 10-16 from the field and 3-5 from the line in the game. On Saturday, she helped lead the women to a 65-61 upset win over NAIA Division II 17th-ranked Bethel College on the road. Allen scored 13 points and added a team-high six rebounds. The Foresters are now 11-7 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. The women next travel to Winona Lake to take on the Grace College Lancers on Wednesday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m.
Derek Yoder, a psychology major from Shipshewana, Ind. (Westview High School), played a big role in the Foresters’ two conference wins. For the week he scored 32 points on 14-22 shooting, including 4-9 from behind the arc. In Tuesday’s game against the NAIA Division II 6th-ranked Marian College Knights, Yoder scored 11 points on 5-7 shooting, and on Saturday, he led the team in scoring with 21 points on 9-15 shooting in the Foresters’ 81-78 win over Bethel College. The Foresters are now 16-4 on the season and 3-1 in conference play. They next host Grace College on Tuesday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past seven years, Huntington has produced 45 NAIA All-American honors and 71 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. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top 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. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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