Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College Athletics Department announced its Athlete of the Week for the week of March 7-13, 2005. Men’s basketball junior Chase Verba earned the honors for his outstanding efforts during the week.
Chase Verba, a business management major from Angola, Ind. (Angola High School), posted a double-double in the Foresters’ first round game at the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament. He scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Huntington’s 85-76 loss to Newman University. Verba also netted his 1000th career point in the game and finished the season with 1008 career points, putting him 30th on the Huntington all-time scoring list. The Foresters concluded the season with a 22-11 record.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eight years, Huntington has produced 50 NAIA All-American honors and 99 All-American Scholar Athlete honors.
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. 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 College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.