McGraw, Sheckler earn Athlete of Week honors

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2008-02-04
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3. Women’s track sophomore Bethany McGraw and men’s basketball senior Doug Sheckler earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week’s competitions.

Bethany McGraw, an exercise science major from Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Christian High School), paced the Foresters with three first place finishes at the Taylor University Indoor Track Invitational. She crossed first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.62, and she won both the long jump and triple jump with leaps of 17-7.50 and 36-00, respectively. Huntington returns to action on Feb. 16 when they travel to Greencastle for the DePauw University Invitational at 11 a.m.


Doug Sheckler
Doug Sheckler, an elementary education major from Columbia City, Ind. (Columbia City High School), had a strong individual performance in both of Huntington’s games this week. Against St. Francis, Sheckler had a game-high 24 points and added seven rebounds. On Saturday, he again took game-high honors with his double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds in the Foresters’ 73-72 upset over #11 Bethel. The Foresters (17-8, 7-4) next travel to Upland to take on the Trojans of Taylor University on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.


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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).  
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