Stearns, Kock named Forester Athletes of the Week

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2005-11-14
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of November 7-13, 2005. Volleyball sophomore Stephanie Stearns and men’s basketball junior Alex Kock earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Stephanie Stearns, a sophomore from New Castle, Ind. (New Castle Chrysler High School), had an outstanding season as the Huntington University Foresters’ defensive specialist. Her team-high 6.6 digs per game was tops in the Mid-Central Conference and her .44 aces per game placed her in the top 10 in the MCC. Her performance garnered her First Team MCC All-Conference honors and the Libero of the Year award.


Alex Kock

Alex Kock, a physical education and health major from Auburn, Ind. (DeKalb High School), averaged a double-double of 24.3 points and 10 rebounds in Huntington’s four games during the week. In their season-opening 102-57 win over Urbana University, Kock scored 18 points and had nine rebounds. Against NCAA Division I Indiana University-Purdue University (Fort Wayne), he took game-high honors with 28 points on 12-18 shooting and grabbed 9 boards in the 72-64 win. At the Maple City Classic in Adrian, Mich., he averaged 25.5 points and 11 rebounds in the two games. Huntington (3-1) returns to action on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, when the Foresters host Indiana Institute of Technology in their home opener at 7 p.m.

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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 top comprehensive 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) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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