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Culler adds Dodds to 2017-18 roster

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Huntington University women’s basketball team has added an Ohio Buckeye to its 2017-18 roster with the signing of Arlington High School standout Whitney Dodds.

With her senior year still in progress, Dodds has established herself as one of the best players in Red Devil history. The 5-7 guard recently became the fifth player in program history to join the 1,000 point club.

Dodds currently holds the record for assists in a career with 289 and ranks second in career steals with 235 and second in career three-pointers made with 113. The sharp-shooter also boasts the single season record for free throw percentage at 80.0 percent.

She is doing a little bit of everything for Arlington this year by currently averaging 14.6 points, 4.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 3.7 steals per outing.

With senior awards yet to come, Dodds has already racked up her fair share of honors by being named the Blanchard Valley Conference Player of the Year as a junior in addition to earning First Team All-Conference honors twice.

Dodds has also claimed First Team AP Northwest Ohio, First team District 8 and Second Team AP All-Ohio accolades and was named her team’s MVP last year.

In addition to numerous individual honors, the Arlington (Ohio) native has also played a large part in her team’s success throughout her prep career. The Red Devils have logged over 70 wins during her time in red and black to go along with a district championship and conference championship.

“We’re so excited that Whitney is joining the Forester family,” said HU Coach Lori Culler. “As one of the top players in the Blanchard Valley Conference, she’s following in the footsteps of two other top BVC players, Miranda Palmer and Amelia Recker, who have had outstanding careers at HU. 

“Whitney has played in a successful program that has been well coached, so she is well schooled in the fundamentals and knows what it takes to win consistently. She is a versatile player that can knock down the three, penetrate to the rim or dish to an open teammate.  Couple those abilities with her work ethic and she has all the tools to be an early and consistent contributor for us. We’re looking forward to four great years!”

Whitney is the daughter of Matt and Amy of Arlington, Ohio.

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 254 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.