HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 2014-15 Women’s Bowling All-America teams and among the list of honorees was Huntington University sophomore Shelby New.
As voted on by coaches, New received Second Team All-America accolades and was recognized with a plaque at the NAIA Team Championships banquet. New is the first Huntington University athlete to receive All-America honors in bowling.
The Greenwood (Ind.) native finished the year with the 11th highest NAIA average (193.5) in addition to being ranked 9th in overall tournament average differential (24.2). She posted a top five individual finish by taking second at the Bowling Green State University Falcon Classic, collected four top ten finishes and was one of only two NAIA players to finish in the top 25 in pins and average in every tournament this year.
The Foresters were also represented at the national level academically. The duo of Colin Madden and Joe Miller earned NAIA Academic All-America honors as announced by the NAIA Bowling Coaches Association this past weekend. In order to be considered for this award, recipients must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.
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.