Brown, Tropf named Forester Athletes of the Week

Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 12-18, 2004. Women’s softball freshman Veronica Brown and men’s golf junior Jay Tropf earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week’s competitions.

Veronica Brown

Veronica Brown, a journalism major from Markle, Ind. (Norwell High School), went 2-1 on the week for the Forester softball team. Brown pitched a complete game shutout in the first game of a doubleheader against Goshen College and split two decisions at Anderson University. In the shutout, Brown allowed just four hits with two walks and five strikeouts in seven innings. For the week, she tallied 16 1/3 innings of work and gave up no earned runs, 10 hits and three walks, while striking out eight. The Foresters are 9-17 on the season and 5-7 in the conference. They next travel to Rensselaer to take on St. Joseph’s College on Tuesday, April 20, at 3:00 p.m.

Jay Tropf

Jay Tropf, a recreation management major from Upland, Ind. (Eastbrook High School), shot back to back rounds of 75 to help get the team off to a good start in Mid-Central Conference (MCC) play. On Tuesday at Coffin Golf Course in Indianapolis, Tropf was consistent with a 38 on the front nine and a 37 on the back. His score tied him for fifth place in the individual standings and helped lead the team to a second-place finish. On Saturday at Walnut Creek golf course in Upland, he fired a 35 on the front nine and a 40 on the back. The Foresters are currently in fourth place in the MCC standings, but are only six strokes out of second. The golf team next hosts the MCC at LaFontaine Golf Course on Tuesday, April 20, at 12:00 noon.

The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past seven years, Huntington has produced 47 NAIA All-American honors and 78 All-American 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. USNews & 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. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director