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Five HU runners earn NAIA Scholar Athlete honors

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and among the list of honorees were five Huntington University runners.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

The HU cross country runners recognized include:

 Tyler Herber  JR  Fremont, IN  Fremont
 Brian Menzie  SR  Pierceton, IN  Whitko
 Gretchen Pyper  SR  Huntington, IN  Huntington North
 Natalie Spahr  SR  Huntington, IN  Huntington North
 Krista Wood  JR  Waterville, OH  Toledo Christian

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 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.