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Fourteen fall athletes named NAIA Scholar Athletes

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its fall sport Scholar Athletes and 14 Huntington University student-athletes representing five different teams were among the list of honorees.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, 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.

 ATHLETE   YEAR  SPORT  HOMETOWN
 Michael Bowman  JR  Men's Cross Country  LaFontaine, Ind.
 Tyler Herber   SR  Men's Cross Country  Fremont, Ind.
 Stephen Kays  JR  Men's Cross Country  Angola, Ind.
 Marie Ditzler  JR  Women's Cross Country  Huntington, Ind.
 Christine Sparks  JR  Women's Cross Country  Bloomington, Ind.
 Krista Wood  SR  Women's Cross Country  Waterville, Ohio
 Sam Barrett  JR  Men's Soccer  Delta, Ohio
 Tyson Kalischuk  SR  Men's Soccer  Alberta, Calgary
 Lucas Lengacher  SR  Men's Soccer  Leo, Ind.
 Becca Grimes  SR  Women's Soccer  Saline, Mich.
 Olivia Knispel  JR  Women's Soccer  Churubusco, Ind.
 Rachel TerMarsch  SR  Women's Soccer  Holly, Mich. 
 Kelsey Kruse  SR  Volleyball  Auburn, Ind.
 Audrey Mallers  JR  Volleyball  Fort Wayne, Ind.


The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.