Sheckler named Forester Athlete of Week

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2007-03-05
 Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 26-March 4. Men’s basketball junior Doug Sheckler earned the honor for his outstanding effort during the week’s competition.

Sheckler, an elementary education major from Columbia City, Ind., (Columbia City High School) turned in an outstanding individual performance in the championship game of the Mid-Central Conference tournament. Sheckler, who had hit a total of eight three-pointers during the regular season, went 6-7 from behind the arc and finished with a team-high 26 points to help lead the Foresters to a 93-83 victory over Indiana Wesleyan University. The win gave Huntington the MCC’s automatic berth in the NAIA National Tournament. The 4-seeded Foresters (29-4) will take on Florida Memorial University (15-12) in opening round action on March 8 at 5:45 p.m. (CST).
 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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