The Huntington College Athletics Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 11-18, 2005. Men’s tennis sophomore Daron Short and women’s track sophomore Heidi Christner each received the honor for their outstanding efforts during the week.
Heidi Christner, a sophomore physical education major from Shipshewana, Ind. (Westview High School), contributed several outstanding performances to the Forester women’s third-place finish at the Manchester College Invitational on April 16. Christner’s three second-place finishes along with her contributions in other events added 30 individual and 4.5 relay points to the women’s 182 point total. Christner placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.34, second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.54, and second in the high jump with a height of 5-0. She also finished fifth in the javelin and seventh in the triple jump. Christner ran in both the 4x100 meter relay and the 4x400 relay, which took second and first places, respectively. The Forester track team returns to action Saturday, April 23 when they travel to Ada, Ohio, to compete in the Ohio Northern Invite.
Daron Short, a sophomore graphic design major from Whiteland, Ind. (Whiteland Community High School), earned two wins to help the men’s tennis team win their only match of the week with a 5-4 victory over Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Short teamed up with Jason Stump for the 8-3 win at #3 doubles and then came from behind to win at #3 singles. After winning two of three doubles, the Foresters needed Short to come from behind to secure the victory. Dropping the first set, 6-1, Short rallied to win the second set, 6-3. With the third set even at five, he played two big games to take the win at 7-5. The men’s tennis team will be back in action on Thursday, April 21 at Tri-State University at 4:30 p.m.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eight years, Huntington has produced 52 NAIA All-American honors and 102 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.