Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of October 21 – 27, 2002. Women’s volleyball sophomore Jessica Kendall and men’s cross country sophomore Ross Luckett earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.
Kendall, an environmental science major from Greensburg, Ind. (South Decatur High School), displayed consistent power at the net, averaging 11.8 kills and 5 blocks per game in each of the Forester’s four games throughout the week. In Tuesday’s win over Taylor-Fort Wayne, Kendall tallied seven kills and a team-high seven blocks. She followed up that performance on Wednesday with 14 kills and four blocks against Goshen. Over the weekend, Kendall added a team-high 14 kills and four blocks against Marian and 12 kills and five blocks versus Lindsey Wilson. The Forester’s record stands at 12-18.
Luckett, a business management major from Westerville, Ohio (Worthington Christian School), helped led the Foresters to a third-place finish at the Mid-Central Conference Championships on Saturday in Mishawaka, Ind. Luckett stepped up for the team, running in the no. 2 spot for the first time this season and breaking his season best time by just over one minute. His time of 26:27 over the course of the 8K race placed him 14th overall. Luckett is also a member of the Forester track and field team.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 38 All-America honors and 60 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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