McGraw, Ganton earn Forester Athlete of Week honors

 Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4. Women’s track and field freshman Bethany McGraw and men’s basketball senior Kyle Ganton earned the honor for their outstanding efforts during the week’s competition.

Bethany McGraw, an exercise science major from Perrysburg, Ohio (Toledo Christian High School), grabbed two first place finishes at the Taylor University Invitational on Saturday. McGraw won the long jump with a leap of 17-10.50 and took first in the triple jump with a mark of 33-04.50. McGraw also added a fourth in the 55 meter dash (7.63) and a fifth in the 200 meter dash (27.42). The Foresters return to action on Friday February 9 when they travel to Ohio to compete in the Ohio Northern University Invitational at 6 p.m.

Kyle Ganton, an elementary education major from Coldwater, Mich. (Bronson High School), helped lead the Foresters to a 66-48 victory over Taylor University with his game-high 19 points. In Huntington’s lone game of the week, he was a perfect 8-8 from the field, including 2-2 from behind the arc. Currently Ganton is averaging 18.9 points per game for the 22-4 Foresters and needs just 21 points to score the 2000th point of his outstanding career. The NAIA 8th-ranked Foresters return to action on February 6 when they host the Cougars of Spring Arbor University at 7 p.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