Osborn to play basketball and softball at HU

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2013-03-13
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Stephanie Osborn, a standout multiple-sport ath/uploadedImages/News/News_Release_Images/Athletics/Osborn-Stephanie.JPGlete from Homer High School (Mich.), has officially announced her intent to continue both her basketball and softball careers at Huntington University this fall.

On the hardwood, Osborn has garnered plenty of attention as a three-year starter for the Eagles. She splashed onto the scene as a sophomore to toss in just over ten points to go along with nearly eight rebounds per contest and for her efforts was named her team’s Co-MVP and earned All Big 8 Conference Honorable Mention accolades.

The 5-11 post player closed out her prep career averaging a double double each of the last two seasons. She posted 11.6 points and 11.3 rebounds as a junior and 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds during her final campaign to three-peat as her team’s MVP and likely earn her third All-Conference honor.

Osborn has also been a key cog for the Eagles’ softball team. Last year she helped guide her team to a district championship by hitting .385. She finished with 30 RBI and hammered out seven doubles and five home runs.

Huntington University basketball coach, Lori Culler, is looking forward to Osborn’s contributions to the team. “The thing that really excites me about Stephanie’s game is her versatility.

“She has a strong post presence, but is also adept at hitting the 15’-18’ jumper. She also has a nose for the ball and works very hard on the boards,” said Coach Culler. “She’s a competitor who hates to lose and is willing to do what it takes to be successful. We expect Stephanie to have an outstanding career as a Forester.”

In addition to being a three-sport varsity athlete, Osborn has been in involved in 4-H for nearly a decade in addition to serving as a four-year member of the school’s varsity band.

Osborn has also excelled in the classroom where she currently ranks fifth in her class. She is actively involved in the National Honor Society and has been named to the Academic All-Conference Team in volleyball, basketball and softball. 
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. 
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