Huntington, Ind.—Paul Buzzard, Starlet (Yoder) Myers, John Ngure Ngigi and David Porter will be inducted into the Huntington University Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008. The ceremonies will take place at halftime of the championship basketball game of the Huntington University/Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic. Game time is set for 3 p.m.
The Hall of Fame Classic tournament will begin Friday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m., with Concordia University (MI) playing Cardinal Stritch University (WI). The nightcap at 8 p.m. will showcase the Huntington University Foresters versus Kuyper College (MI). The consolation game will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m., with the championship game to follow. For more information on the classic, contact the Huntington University Athletics Office at (260) 359-4212. Individual tickets may be purchased at the gate on game day at $10 for two days or $6 for one day.
Paul Buzzard is being honored for his significant contributions to the Huntington University football, basketball and baseball programs during the years of 1948-1952.
Buzzard earned a combined 11 varsity letters playing football (3), basketball (4) and baseball (4) for the Foresters. He played both sides of the ball on the gridiron for Huntington, quarterbacking the offense and playing halfback on the defensive side. As a sophomore, he was recognized by the State of Indiana as the co-MVP of the 1949 football team. On the basketball court, Buzzard scored in double figures as a junior and led the team in scoring at 14.4 points per game as a senior captain. He played first base the majority of his Forester baseball career and was invited to a tryout for the Detroit Tigers’ minor league system in March of his junior season.
Starlet Yoder Myers
Starlet Yoder Myers is being honored for her significant contributions to the Huntington University women’s cross country and track programs during the years of 1991-1995.
Myers was a four-time NAIA Cross Country National Championship qualifier which included a 52nd place finish in her freshman season to help lead the Foresters to a 20th place finish. She won the Mid-Central Conference cross country meet as a freshman and finished as the runner-up in both the MCC meet as well as the NAIA District 21 meet her final three seasons. As a track athlete, Myers dominated the 1,500 meter race winning the event three of her four years. She added the 800 meter championship as a sophomore and junior, and finished her career with three NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors among her list of accolades.
John Ngure Ngigi
John Ngure Ngigi is being honored for his significant contributions to the Huntington University men’s cross country and track programs during the years of 1999-2003.
Ngigi graduated as one of Huntington’s most decorated athletes having earned 11 NAIA All-America honors throughout his cross country and track careers. Ngigi was also a two-time NAIA National Champion. As a senior competing at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, Ngigi won the 10,000 meter and less than 36 hours later won the marathon as well. That feat earned him the NAIA National Championship's Outstanding Male Performer award. He also was a seven–time MCC All-Conference selection and graduated holding five school records in track. He continues to hold the MCC Conference record in the 10,000 meter.
David Porter is being honored for his significant contributions to the Huntington University men’s basketball programs during the years of 1998-2002.
Porter earned the basketball program’s first back-to-back MCC Player of the Year and NAIA First Team All-America honors. His efforts on the court helped lead Huntington to the NAIA National Tournament twice during his four years. At the close of his career, he became just the fourth player in Huntington history to score more than 2000 points in his career and he finished as the program’s third all-time leading scorer with 2,338 points. With a career total of 1051 rebounds, he also is just one of two players in Forester history to score more than 2000 points and grab more than 1000 boards.
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