Athlete of the Week honors go to Gordon, Ngure

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2003-02-17

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of February 10-16, 2003. Women’s basketball senior Sarah Gordon and men’s track senior John Ngure earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Gordon, a history education major from Wolcottville, Ind. (Prairie Heights High School), averaged 25.5 points per game in two games during the week. Against Bethel on Wednesday, she shot 9-of-17 from the field, going 4-for-5 from behind the arc and totaling seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. In the match-up versus Grace, Gordon carried the team with 28 points, six steals and four assists. She also broke her own school record for most three-point field goals made in a season. The old record of 81 now stands at 85. Gordon is a dean’s list honoree. The Lady Foresters are 12-14 on the season.

Ngure, an exercise science major from Thaika, Kenya, led the Forester track and field team with 18 points at the DePauw University Indoor Invitational. Ngure placed first in the men’s 5000 meter run with a time of 15:22.79, 33 seconds quicker than the runner-up. He also finished second in the men’s 3000 meter run with a time of 8:52.22. Both times meet the NAIA Indoor National Track and Field Championships provisional mark. Ngure is an eight-time All-American runner for the Foresters. He’s earned three cross country All-American honors and five track and field All-American honors.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 39 All-America honors and 67 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.

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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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