NAIA recognizes four HU volleyball players

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Friday that 408 volleyball student-athletes have been named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and four Foresters were included in the list of honorees.

For the second time in her collegiate career, Jessica Sullivan has been honored as a Scholar Athlete. The Ada, Michigan native (Saranac H.S.) is a senior elementary education major.

Joining her are juniors Gina Boucouras, Chelsey Piper and Melissa Grossman. Boucouras (Powell, Ohio, Worthington H.S.) is majoring in social work. Hailing from Scotts, Michigan (Climax-Scotts H.S.), Piper is studying to become a language arts elementary and middle school teacher and Grossman is a local product (Huntington, Ind., Huntington North H.S.) majoring in history.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, 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. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director