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Seventeen spring athletes earn NAIA Scholar Athlete honors

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its spring sport Scholar Athletes and 17 Huntington University student-athletes representing six 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.

  Student-Athlete   YR   Sport   Hometown
  Tanner Wyse   JR   Baseball   Archbold, Ohio
  Hannah Lochner   SR   Golf   North Manchester, Ind.
  Lea Buckenmyer   JR   Softball   Kansas, Ohio
  Lacy Deitrick   JR   Softball   Dayton, Ind.
  Natalie McGuire   JR   Softball   Elwood, Ind.
  Katelyn Shafer   JR   Softball   Wabash, Ind.
  Kerrie Ecker   JR   Tennis   Cicero, Ind.
  Michael Bowman   JR   Track & Field   La Fontaine, Ind.
  Brooks Gerke   JR   Track & Field   Auburn, Ind.
  Tyler Herber   SR   Track & Field   Fremont, Ind.
  Stephen Kays   JR   Track & Field   Angola, Ind.
  Austin Presnell   JR   Track & Field   Indianapolis, Ind.
  Marie Ditzler   JR   Track & Field   Huntington, Ind.
  Jean Donaldson   JR   Track & Field   Peru, Ind.
  Christiana Hicks   JR   Track & Field   Fort Wayne, Ind.
  Christine Sparks   JR   Track & Field   Bloomington, Ind.
  Krista Wood   SR   Track & Field   Waterville, Ohio

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.