12 spring sport athletes earn NAIA Scholar Athlete honors


HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its spring sport Scholar Athletes and 12 Huntington student-athletes representing six different teams were among the list of honorees.

Women's track and field topped the list of HU athletes. Four members of Coach King's squad earned 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete accolades.  

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.

The spring athletes recognized included: 

Name                       Yr Sport      Hometown
Josh McIntyre             JR      Men's Track      Huntington, Ind.
Lance Wood SR Men's Track Waterville, Ohio
Rachel Bayon SR Women's Track Indianapolis, Ind.
Miranda Boyts JR Women's Track Goshen, Ind.
Holly Lutton JR Women's Track Anderson, Ind.
Cendall Ogle JR Women's Track Warsaw, Ind.
Jamon Hammel SR Baseball Andrews, Ind.
Josh Lanphier SR Baseball Cincinnati, Ohio
Kate Knous JR Softball Decatur, Ind.
Vlad Khudziy JR Men's Tennis Moscow, Russia
Stacie Cressman JR Women's Tennis Sturgis, Mich.
Aleksandra Spasic SR Women's Tennis Vranje, Serbia
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director