Bean, Yoder Receive Athlete of the Week Honors

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletics department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of February 9-15, 2004. Women’s basketball sophomore Betsey Bean and men’s basketball senior Derek Yoder earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week.

Betsey Bean

Betsey Bean, a Dean’s List biology major from Olivet, Mich. (Olivet High School), helped lead the Foresters to a 1-1 record for the week. Bean averaged 17.5 points, five rebounds and 2.5 assists for the week. In Wednesday evening’s game, Bean scored 15 points, grabbed four rebounds, and had three assists in Huntington’s 57-49 loss to Bethel College. On Saturday, she tied a career-high with 20 points in the Foresters’ 64-55 win over Grace College. Bean also had six rebounds and two assists in the game. The Forester women are now 15-11 on the season and 6-6 in conference play. Huntington next travels to Taylor University on Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Derek Yoder

Derek Yoder, a Dean’s List psychology major from Shipshewana, Ind. (Westview High School), averaged 22 points per game, went 14-24 from the field, and 10-19 from three-point range to lead the Foresters to a 1-1 week. In Tuesday’s 84-75 win over Bethel College, Yoder scored a career-high 26 points on 7-11 shooting, including 6-10 from behind the arc and 6-6 from the line. On Saturday, he took game-high honors with his 18 points in the Foresters’ 66-62 loss on the road to Grace College. Yoder went 7-13 from the field and hit four of his nine three-point attempts. The Foresters are now 21-7 on the season and 8-4 in conference play. Huntington next hosts Taylor University on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past seven years, Huntington has produced 45 NAIA All-American honors and 78 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US 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 Huntington, Indiana.

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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director