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Shelton inks with HU tennis

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University men’s tennis coach Kreg Eckert has added another recruit to his 2016-17 roster with the signing of Traders Point Christian Academy senior Jacob Shelton.

While Traders Point doesn’t offer tennis, Shelton is no stranger to the game. The Zionsville native has played years of club tennis in addition to competing in USTA events in the Indianapolis area.

Shelton has trained under the coaching of Stephanie Reece Hunn and P.A. Nilhagen at Five Seasons Family Sports Club and Washington Township Tennis in Indianapolis and boasts a CIN B18 rank of 86.

Shelton plans to study Sports Management at Huntington University. He is the son of Scott and Claire of Zionsville, Ind.

Pictured above is Jacob sitting with his parents Scott and Claire. Standing (from left to right) is TPCS Athletic Director Adam Stevenson, siblings Luke, Lexia, and Graham Shelton, and Coach Eckert.

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.