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Beaver tallies 400th career block

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University senior Josie Beaver reached a significant milestone in her HU career this past week by becoming just the third Forester in program history to tally over 400 career blocks.

“From the day I got here, nobody has worked harder than Josie,” said Coach Shondell. “She plays a position that rarely gets a lot of attention, but never complains and leads those around her by example.”

The 5-10 middle has 405 blocks to date. The Huntington native racked up 13 blocks over the weekend at the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament to surpass the 400 mark. She currently sits third in the HU record books for blocks in a career behind Amy Bechtel (’00) and Sarah Young (’99).

“She's one of the best to ever play at HU and I'm thrilled to see that now future classes and fans will know that,” said Shondell.

With five regular season matches remaining, Beaver ranks 10th in the nation in total blocks with 110. She also leads the league in blocking by averaging a block a set.

Beaver, a three-time All-Conference honoree, is a force to be reckoned with at the net offensively as well where she has accumulated a team-best 251 kills this season to go along with a .270 hitting percentage, the second highest percentage in the conference.

The Foresters (12-16) are back in action tomorrow tonight to host Taylor University at 7:00 p.m.

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.