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Ten 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 ten 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.

 Student-Athlete  Year  Sport  Hometown
 Brice Urschel  JR  Baseball  Fort Wayne, Ind.
 Tanner Wyse  JR  Baseball  Archbold, Ohio
 Cristin Carter  SR  Softball  Montpelier, Ind.
 Jacob Cross  JR  Men's Tennis  Jackson, Mich.
 Antonio Castillo  SR  Men's Track & Field  Shipshewana, Ind.
 Tyler Herber  SR  Men's Track & Field  Fremont, Ind.
 Michelle Hoover  JR  Women's Track & Field  Roanoke, Ind.
 Gretchen Pyper  SR  Women's Track & Field  Huntington, Ind.
 Natalie Spahr  SR  Women's Track & Field  Huntington, Ind.
 Krista Wood  JR  Women's Track & Field  Waterville, Ohio

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.