Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of February 13-20, 2006. Women’s basketball junior Amy Berry and men’s basketball junior Alex Kock earned the honor for their excellent efforts during the weeks’ competitions.
Amy Berry, a public relations major from Marion, Ind. (Oak Hill High School), scored 24 points in Huntington’s 76-68 win over Bethel College, helping the Foresters secure a second place finish in the Mid-Central Conference standings. She went 9-15 from the field, 6-7 from the line and grabbed six boards in the game. As the team’s leading scorer at 17.3 ppg, Berry was selected as a MCC First Team All-Conference player for the first time in her career. As the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, Huntington (17-10) will host No. 7 Spring Arbor (7-23) in the first round on Tuesday, February 21, 2006, at 7 p.m.
Alex Kock, a physical education and health major from Auburn, Ind. (DeKalb High School), was named MCC Player of the Year for the second straight season. During the week’s competition, Kock led the Foresters to an 86-70 win over Bethel College with his eighth double-double of the season. He scored 24 points on 9-14 shooting from the field and he grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. Kock is currently averaging a team-high 21.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for the Foresters. Huntington (25-5) earned the top seed in the upcoming MCC Conference Tournament and will host No. 8-seeded Goshen College (13-16) on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 7 p.m.