Four HU soccer players receive Scholar Athlete honors

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Friday that 315 men's soccer student-athletes have been named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Among the list of honorees were Huntington University athletes Isaac Beal, Wes Johnson, Drew Mattingly and James Parker.

Beal, a two-time Scholar Athlete recipient, is a senior defender from Greenfield, Ind. Greenfield Central H.S.) majoring in mathematics.

Wes Johnson (Danville, Ind., Covenant Christian H.S.) is a junior recreation management major. He served as a defender for HU this past fall.

Drew Mattingly, an All-Conference goalie from Floyd Knobs, Ind. (Christian Academy of Indiana), is a junior majoring in exercise science.

James Parker hails from Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Harvest Christian H.S.). He is a junior forward for the Foresters and is an exercise science major.

Student-athletes are nominated by their institution's head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status in order qualify for the honor. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. 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. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director