Athlete of the Week honors awarded to Ngugi, Caldwell

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2003-10-20
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of October 13 – 19, 2003. Cross country junior Elizabeth Ngugi and men’s soccer junior Luke Caldwell earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.
Elizabeth Ngugi

Elizabeth Ngugi, a psychology and Bible/Religion double major from Nairobi, Kenya, led the Forester cross country team to a team championship at the Manchester College Invitational on Saturday. Ngugi posted her best time of the season, 19:35, on her way to a sixth place finish to lead the team. Huntington and Kalamazoo tied at 60 points each, but the Foresters' #6 runner, Courtney Gullickson, finished 34th, two places ahead of Kalamazoo's sixth runner to give Huntington the team title. The Foresters will travel to Goshen College on Saturday, October 25 for the Mid-Central Conference championship.


Luke Caldwell

Luke Caldwell, a sociology major from Mansfield, Ohio (Mansfield Christian High School) scored a goal and dished out two assists for the week. In the Foresters’ 2-1 overtime win over Rochester College, Caldwell gave Huntington the lead with his goal in the 60th minute and then set up Phil Lamb with a great pass for the game-winner eight minutes into the extra period. In Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Indiana Wesleyan, Caldwell assisted freshman Matt Gerlach for the first goal of his career. The Foresters next travel to Marian College on Tuesday, October 21 at 3:30 p.m.

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The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past seven years, Huntington has produced 45 NAIA All-American honors and 71 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.
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