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Men’s and women’s basketball media guides earn recognition

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Huntington, Ind. “The 2002-03 Huntington College men’s and women’s basketball media guides recently received top-ten awards from the NAIA-SIDA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Sports Information Directors of America). The NAIA-SIDA voted the Forester men’s guide as fourth best in the country in the men’s basketball brochure division and the Forester women’s guide as eighth best in the country in the women’s basketball brochure division.

The 2002-03 basketball media guides were produced by the Huntington College Public Relations and Sports Information offices and printed by Modern Graphics in Peru, Indiana. Bethany Doyle, Public Relations Coordinator at the College, created and structured the layout, design and content for the guides with assistance from Lori Culler, Sports Information Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Art student Amanda Hamblin designed the men’s cover while Josh Walker designed the women’s cover.

The 2002-03 men’s Forester basketball team, coached by Steve Platt, finished in a tie for first in the Mid-Central Conference and won the MCC Tournament. They earned a way to the NAIA National Tournament, where they advanced to the Elite Eight. The Foresters finished the season with a 29-8 record while producing three All-Americans in senior Adam Hill, junior Ryan Thwaits and sophomore Justin Riegsecker. The upcoming men’s basketball season will get underway on Saturday, November 1, when the Foresters host IU-Southeast at 4 p.m.

The women’s Forester basketball team finished with a 13-16 record and in a tie for fifth in the MCC. Senior Sarah Gordon earned second-team All-MCC honors and averaged 19.7 points per game, leading the MCC in scoring from start to finish. She broke school records in most three-point field goals in a season (90) and most three-point field goals made in a career (261). Coach Lori Culler recorded her 300th career victory on February 19, at Taylor University. The upcoming women’s basketball season will get underway on Saturday, November 8, when the Foresters host Urbana at 3 p.m.

To order a copy of the 2002-03 men’s or women’s basketball media guides, call the Forester athletics office at (260) 359-4212.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 45 All-American honors and 71 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. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).