Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletics department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 14-20, 2003. Women’s track and field junior Brooke Welch and men’s golf freshman Wes Knuth earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.
Welch, a broadcast communication and public relations double major from Berne, Ind. (South Adams High School), contributed to the Lady Foresters first-place finish at the Earlham Invitational on Saturday. Dominating the 3000 meter Steeplechase, Welch won the event by 43 seconds. Her time of 11:59.40 breaks her own school record, set just a week prior at Indiana Little State, by 28 seconds. It also meets the NAIA Outdoor National Track and Field Championships provisional mark. Welch was also a member of the winning 4x400 relay which won by seven seconds at Earlham. She is a two-time NAIA Cross Country National Championships team qualifier and an NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete in cross country. Welch has earned numerous dean's list honors and is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma (the Huntington College athletic honor society).
Knuth, an elementary education major from Berne, Ind. (South Adams High School), was the top finisher for the Foresters at the Coldwater Collegiate Invitational on Thursday. The Foresters finished 8th out of 15 in the team standings. Knuth led Huntington, shooting a 78. After starting his round bogey, bogey, double-bogey, he then went the last 15 holes at just two over par. His score tied him for sixth out of 74 golfers. Earlier in the week, the Foresters finished 5th at Grace with Knuth shooting an 80, the second-best score for the team. Knuth is a dean's list honoree.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 43 All-America honors and 69 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 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 Huntington, Indiana.
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