Stearns, Kock named Forester Athletes of the Week

Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of November 7-13, 2005. Volleyball sophomore Stephanie Stearns and men’s basketball junior Alex Kock earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Stephanie Stearns, a sophomore from New Castle, Ind. (New Castle Chrysler High School), had an outstanding season as the Huntington University Foresters’ defensive specialist. Her team-high 6.6 digs per game was tops in the Mid-Central Conference and her .44 aces per game placed her in the top 10 in the MCC. Her performance garnered her First Team MCC All-Conference honors and the Libero of the Year award.

Alex Kock

Alex Kock, a physical education and health major from Auburn, Ind. (DeKalb High School), averaged a double-double of 24.3 points and 10 rebounds in Huntington’s four games during the week. In their season-opening 102-57 win over Urbana University, Kock scored 18 points and had nine rebounds. Against NCAA Division I Indiana University-Purdue University (Fort Wayne), he took game-high honors with 28 points on 12-18 shooting and grabbed 9 boards in the 72-64 win. At the Maple City Classic in Adrian, Mich., he averaged 25.5 points and 11 rebounds in the two games. Huntington (3-1) returns to action on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, when the Foresters host Indiana Institute of Technology in their home opener at 7 p.m.

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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 top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director