Athlete of the Week awarded to Kaufman, Imel

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington University Athletics Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of September 19-25, 2005. Soccer sophomore Sarah Kaufman and men’s golf freshman Justin Imel earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.

Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman, a sophomore from Ada, Mich. (Forest Hills Central High School), became the Foresters’ all-time leading scorer with a career-high four goals against Hanover College. After just a year and a half of competition at the collegiate level, Kaufman netted her 26th goal off an assist from Shannon Holly in Huntington’s 4-1 win over Hanover College on Saturday. She also became the program’s top point scorer tallying 66 points to date. Her efforts also earned her Mid-Central Conference Player of the Week honors. The Foresters are now 3-5 on the season and next travel to Spring Arbor University on Wednesday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m.

Justin Imel

Justin Imel, a business major from Markle, Ind. (Norwell High School), helped lead the Foresters to their second win of the season at the Grace College Invitational held at Stonehenge Country Club. He shot a 37 on the front and a 44 on the back for an 81, the team’s second best score of the day. In Thursday’s match at Rock Hollow, Imel posted the lowest score of his young career with a team-best 77. The Foresters next host the Forester Fall Invitational at LaFontaine Golf Club on Friday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eight years, Huntington has produced 52 NAIA All-America honors and 102 All-America Scholar Athlete honors.

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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