Verba garners Forester Athlete of the Week honors

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College Athletics Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of March 7-13, 2005. Men’s basketball junior Chase Verba earned the honors for his outstanding efforts during the week.

Chase Verba
Chase Verba, a business management major from Angola, Ind. (Angola High School), posted a double-double in the Foresters’ first round game at the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament. He scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Huntington’s 85-76 loss to Newman University. Verba also netted his 1000th career point in the game and finished the season with 1008 career points, putting him 30th on the Huntington all-time scoring list. The Foresters concluded the season with a 22-11 record.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eight years, Huntington has produced 50 NAIA All-American honors and 99 All-American Scholar Athlete honors.

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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. Huntington 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