Shively named Forester Athlete of Week

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2008-12-01
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of Nov. 24-30. Men’s basketball sophomore Tyler Shively earned the honor for his outstanding effort during the week’s competitions.

Tyler Shively, an Accounting major from Columbia City, Ind. (Columbia City High School), set a new NAIA Division II national record by hitting 70 consecutive free throws between Jan. 2 and Nov. 25, 2008. The streak spanned 20 games and came to an end against Judson University on Nov. 29. He tied the 11-year mark when he went 6-6 at the stripe on Nov. 22 against St. Xavier University. He then shattered the record with a 10-10 performance in an 86-76 Forester win over Olivet Nazarene University on Nov. 25.

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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. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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