Nine spring athletes named NAIA Scholar Athletes


HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its spring sport Scholar Athletes and nine Huntington University student-athletes representing five different teams were among the list of honorees.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, 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.

Student-Athlete       Year     Sport                                  Hometown              
Cristin CarterJRSoftballMontpelier, Ind.
Katie KnousSRSoftballDecatur, Ind.
Vlad KhudziySRMen's TennisMoscow, Russia
Stacie CressmanSRWomen's TennisSturgis, Mich.
Brian MenzieJRMen's Track & FieldPierceton, Ind.
Miranda BoytsSRWomen's Track & Field             Goshen, Ind.
Holly LuttonSRWomen's Track & FieldAnderson, Ind.
Gretchen SpahrJRWomen's Track & FieldHuntington, Ind.
Natalie SpahrJRWomen's Track & FieldHuntington, Ind.


The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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