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19 spring athletes recognized as NAIA Scholar Athletes

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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its spring sport Scholar Athletes and 19 Huntington University student-athletes representing eight different teams were among the list of honorees.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

 Student-Athletes  YR  Sport  Hometown
 Ryan Bethel  SR  Baseball  Alvordton, Ohio
 Jake Hansen  JR  Baseball  Huntertown, Ind.
 Matt McKinney  JR  Baseball  Peru, Ind.
 Jamar Weaver  SR  Baseball  Shipshewana, Ind.
 Tyler Zimske  SR  Baseball  Fort Wayne, Ind.
 Zach Borntreger  SR  Golf  Fort Wayne, Ind.
 Abby Poole  JR  Golf  New Palestine, Ind.
 Marty Harris  JR  Softball  Bloomingdale, Mich.
 Constanze Golz  SR  Tennis  Friemar, Germany
 Volodymyr Kohut  SR  Tennis  Lviv, Ukraine
 Giovanni Martinez  JR  Tennis  Puebla, Mexico
 Ignacio Poncio  JR  Tennis  Cordoba, Argentina
 Nick Childs  JR  Track & Field  Dayton, Ohio
 Ben Gammon  JR  Track & Field  Byron Center, Mich.
 Brooks Gerke  SR  Track & Field  Auburn, Ind.
 Codi Wiersema  SR  Track & Field  Byron Center, Mich.
 Mariah Harter  JR  Track & Field  Warsaw, Ind.
 Niocole Pennington  SR  Track & Field  Northwood, Ohio
 Rachael Smelser  JR  Track & Field  Adrian, Mich. 


The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 274 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.