Sheckler named Forester Athlete of the Week

 Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College Athletics Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of December 6-12, 2004. Men’s basketball freshman Doug Sheckler earned the honor for his outstanding efforts during the week.

Doug Sheckler

Sheckler, a freshman from Columbia City, Ind. (Columbia City High School), helped the Foresters stay unbeaten in Mid-Central Conference play with his timely shooting in both of Huntington’s games this week. In the Foresters’ 75-66 win over Grace College, Sheckler came off the bench to score a career-high 29 points on 9-14 shooting, including 3-6 from behind the arc and 8-8 from the line. Sheckler again was a catalyst for the Forester offense in their 71-65 victory over the University of St. Francis (IL). He scored 10 of his 14 points in the final 13 minutes of the game to help the Foresters pick up their fifth win in a row. The Foresters (11-4, 4-0) return to action at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 when they travel to New Albany to take on the IU Southeast.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past seven years, Huntington has produced 50 NAIA All-America honors and 99 All-America Scholar Athlete honors.
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. 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 College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The institution is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director