Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of February 28 – March 6, 2005. Women’s track sophomore Brittany Fillman and men’s baseball sophomore Josh Clark earned the honor for their outstanding efforts during the week.
Brittany Fillman, an English Education major from Markle, Indiana (Norwell High School), was one of three Foresters to compete at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Johnson City, Tennessee on the weekend. Fillman, who qualified in the 600 meter run, finished 9th out of 22 runners in her event. She posted a time of 1:37.50 in the prelims, which was two seconds faster than her qualifying time of 1:39.75. The competition was the last on the indoor schedule. The Foresters will open their outdoor season over spring break at the Vanderbilt Classic in Tennessee.
Josh Clark, an English Education major from Archbold, Ohio (Archbold High School), got the Foresters in the win column for the first time in the early season. He pitched a complete-game shutout against the Campbellsville University Tigers to lead Huntington the 3-0 victory. He held the Tigers scoreless for seven innings while giving up five hits and four walks. He also struck out six. The Foresters (1-6) will return to action on Saturday, March 12 when they host Bethel College at 1:00 p.m. in their opening Mid-Central Conference doubleheader.
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.
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.