Four to be inducted into university's hall of fame

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2007-11-13
Huntington, Ind.—Cindy (Schweikhardt) Brooks, Shannon Egbert, Dan Kline and Duane Kline will be inducted into the Huntington University Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 17. The ceremonies will take place at halftime of the championship basketball game of the Huntington University/Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic. Game time is set for 3 p.m.

The Hall of Fame Classic will begin Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m., with Madonna University (Mich.) playing Campbellsville University (Ky.). The nightcap at 8 p.m., will pit Huntington University against Kuyper College (Mich.). The consolation game will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m., with the championship game to follow. For more information on the Classic, contact the Huntington University Athletics Office at (260) 359-4212. Individual tickets may be purchased at the gate on game day at $10 for two days or $6 for one day.


Cindy (Schweikhardt) Brooks
Cindy (Schweikhardt) Brooks is being honored for her significant contributions to the Huntington University women’s basketball and volleyball programs during the years of 1990-1994.

As a freshman and sophomore on the basketball court, Brooks helped lead the Foresters to back-to-back NCCAA national titles. During her junior season, she led the team with her 19 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and her 56.4 field goal percentage for the season set a school record that still stands today. As a senior, Brooks again led the team in scoring and rebounding and her performance was instrumental in helping the team earn the program’s first berth in the NAIA National Tournament. She concluded her career with 1542 points and currently stands fifth on Huntington’s all-time scorers’ list. For her career, she was a three-time MCC All-Conference pick, a NCCAA First Team and NAIA Second Team All-American as a junior and an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American as a senior.

Brooks also was an impact player as a four-year starter for the Forester volleyball program. During her career, she helped lead the program to four straight MCC conference titles and 122 wins against just 40 losses. She was a three-time MCC All-Conference and NAIA All-District First Team selection, including being named the NAIA District 21 Player of the Year as a senior. She also was a NAIA Second Team All-American in her final season.


Shannon Egbert
Shannon Egbert is being honored for her significant contributions to the Huntington University women’s track and volleyball programs during the years of 1990-1994.

As a member of Huntington’s track program, Egbert was a four-time NCCAA National Champion, twice in the high jump and once in the 100 hurdles and 4x100 relay. Her performances help lead the Foresters to three of four consecutive NCCAA National Championships. Egbert qualified to compete in the NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in each of her final three years. As a junior, she was a member of the 4x100 relay team that finished sixth and earned NAIA First Team All-America honors. She graduated holding five school records in the 100 hurdles, high jump, heptathlon, long jump and 4x100 relay, four of which still stand today.

Egbert also was a four-year letter-winner for the Forester volleyball program. As a junior and senior, she earned MCC All-Conference and NAIA All-District honors. During her career, Huntington won 122 matches against 40 losses and claimed four consecutive MCC Conference titles. In her final season, she also helped lead the Foresters to NAIA District 21 and Bi-District 10 championships to earn the team a berth in the NAIA National Tournament in San Diego, California.


Dan Kline
Dan Kline is being honored for his significant contributions to the Huntington University men’s baseball and basketball programs during the years of 1979-1983.

Playing under head baseball coach Jim Wilson his freshman year, Kline was second on the team in stolen bases, hit .341 at the plate and tied for the team lead in homeruns. Kline helped lead the Foresters to back-to-back conference titles his sophomore and junior seasons and was a four year letter-winner in the baseball program.

Kline also was a four-year letter-winner in Huntington’s basketball program. As a sophomore, he averaged 12.8 points and 4 assists per game and earned MCC All-Conference honors. During his junior year, Kline again averaged in double digits with his 12 points per game and also added 3.4 assists each contest. In his final season, he increased his production to establish new career highs with his 13.9 points and 4.3 assists per game. His efforts garnered him Honorable Mention All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-District honors. Kline concluded his career with a total of 1011 points, which currently places him 34th on the Foresters’ list of all-time scorers. His career total also makes him a part of the only father-son combination to score over 1000 points in their careers for the Foresters. His father Duane finished his career with 1018.


Charles Duane Kline
Charles Duane Kline is being honored for his significant contributions to the Huntington University men’s baseball and basketball programs during the years of 1956-1960.

Kline entered Huntington College in the fall of 1956 and as a freshman guard playing in his first collegiate game, he scored 20 points for the Foresters and went on to average 15 points per game for the year. As a junior, he set a career high with 28 points against Grace, going a perfect 14 for 14 from the floor. In his final two seasons, he served as captain for Coach Dick Klopfenstein and helped lead the Foresters to a MCC title both years. He finished his career with a total of 1018 points, which currently places him just above his son, Dan, in 33rd place on the Foresters’ list of all-time scorers. They are the only father-son combination to score more than 1000 points in their careers for the Foresters.

Kline was equally adept on the baseball field. He played center field for the Foresters and held the leadoff spot in the batting order. During his sophomore year, Kline provided some of the manpower used to build the Forest Glen field, and fittingly, he hit the first homerun in the new ballpark he helped build. As a junior and senior, he captained both Forester squads while helping Huntington earn back-to-back MCC championships. Kline hit nearly .400 at the plate for his career. He led the team in homeruns one year and in stolen bases each of his four years. His accomplishments on the field earned him MCC All-Conference honors in both of his final two seasons.

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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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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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