Bean, Benge named Forester Athletes of the Week

Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of January 9-15, 2006. Men’s basketball freshman Kyle Benge and women’s basketball senior Betsey Bean earned the honor for their excellent efforts during the weeks’ competitions.

Betsey Bean

Betsey Bean, an exercise science major from Olivet, Mich. (Olivet High School), helped lead Huntington to a 2-0 week by averaging 21.5 points on 63 percent shooting from the field and grabbing 8.5 boards in the Foresters’ two victories. In Wednesday’s 79-73 win over Spring Arbor, Bean recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds. On Saturday, she went 9-13 from the field and 4-6 from the line for 23 points in Huntington’s 88-80 win at Bethel College. She also added seven boards and three assists. For the season, Bean is averaging 12.8 point and a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game. The Foresters (10-8, 5-3) return to action on Thursday, January 19 when they travel to Urbana University to take on the Blue Knights at 7 p.m.

Kyle Benge

Kyle Benge, an elementary/special education major from Plymouth, Ind. (Plymouth High School), gave the Foresters a lift off the bench in both of Huntington’s games on the week. Against the Cougars of Spring Arbor, Benge poured in a team-high 20 points on 6-8 shooting, including 3-4 from behind the arc and 5-6 from the line. In the Foresters’ 83-68 win over Bethel on Saturday, he came off the bench to score 15 points and added four rebounds and three assists. Benge is currently averaging 10.9 points per game for Huntington. The NAIA 2nd-ranked Foresters (17-4, 6-2) will next travel to Kentucky for a rematch with the Tigers of Georgetown College on Tuesday, January 17 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 best 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