Ward, Lindbloom named Forester Athletes of Week

 Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 9-15. Women’s softball sophomore Lauren Ward and men’s track sophomore Dan Lindbloom earned the honor for their outstanding efforts during the week’s competition.

Lauren Ward, an accounting major from Butler, Ind. (Eastside High School), helped lead the Foresters to a 4-0 week with two impressive wins on the mound. In Huntington’s 8-0 win over Grace College, Ward (6-4) shut out the Lancers on three hits and five walks while striking out seven. She followed that up with a perfect game in the Foresters’ 9-0 victory over Rochester College. She allowed no hits or walks and struck out six. Ward also played a big role in Huntington’s two other wins during the week. She went 4-6 at the plate, including her first homerun of the season, scored two runs and drove in five in the two games. The Foresters (12-12, 4-3) return to action on April 17 when they host Spring Arbor University at 3 p.m.

Dan Lindbloom, an exercise science major from Evergreen Park, Ill. (Chicago Christian High School), turned in an outstanding individual performance at the Little State Championship. He broke the six-year old school record in the 3000 meter steeplechase by more than three seconds with his time of 9:25.23, which automatically qualified him for the NAIA Track and Field National Championships which will be held in Fresno, Calif., May 24-26. Huntington will next compete at Wilmington College in Ohio on April 21 at 11 a.m. 
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).


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director