Athlete of the Week honors go to Rupp, Caldwell

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2002-11-04

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of October 28 – November 3, 2002. Women’s volleyball senior Renee Rupp and men’s soccer junior Luke Caldwell earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Rupp, a mathematics education major from Blissfield, Mich. (Blissfield High School), helped the women’s volleyball team to a 2-1 record over the week. Rupp, the Foresters’ setter, garnered 19 assists in a win over Manchester, 39 assists and three blocks in a victory over Tri-State, and 33 assists in a loss to St. Francis. For the year, she is averaging 8.6 assists per game and has tallied 16 service aces. Rupp is a four-time Dean’s List honoree, a member of the Forester track and field team and was a Resident Assistant.

Caldwell, a junior psychology major from Mansfield, Ohio (Mansfield Christian High School), earned his second Athlete of the Week honor for the season this week as the Forester soccer team went 1-1. Caldwell tallied one goal and four assists with three shots on goal in a 9-0 shutout of Franklin College on Tuesday. In Saturday’s Mid-Central Conference tournament, he took three shots on goal and filled the center position for the injured Jonathan Palma with great ease in the heartbreaking 1-0 loss to St. Francis.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 38 All-America honors and 60 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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