Gonterman nominated for achieving award

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2005-02-22
Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College physical education major Ashley Gonterman has been selected as the College’s nominee for the outstanding major of the year award. This award program that recognizes outstanding majors is sponsored by the College and University Physical Education Council (CUPEC) through the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). The outstanding major students from colleges and universities around the country will be presented a certificate of recognition at a ceremony during the national convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) to be held April 12-16 in Chicago. Outstanding majors are selected according to their grade point average (GPA), service to school or community and class standing.

Gonterman, a junior from Roanoke, Ind., has been involved in a number of different activities, including intercollegiate track and soccer, Student Senate and Habitat for Humanity. She has been named a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-America Scholar Athlete, earned All-Conference honors in track and was the Forester Defensive Player of the Year in soccer. Gonterman is former Vice President of the Huntington College chapter of Habitat for Humanity and currently serves as President and Administrative Coordinator. She was a member of Habitat’s spring trip to Jacksonville, Fla., in 2004, and plans to travel with the college chapter to Morgantown, W.V., in 2005. Gonterman has earned several Dean’s List honors and was inducted into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society in 2004.

NASPE is a nonprofit professional organization comprised of individuals engaged in the study of human movement and the delivery of sport and physical activity programs. Through its members as well as corporate and public partnerships, NASPE develops and supports quality sport and physical activity programs that promote healthy behaviors and individual well-being. Educating the American public about the importance of physical education for all children and youth is a primary focus.

 
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.
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