Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 28-May 4. Women’s softball freshman Megan Smith and men’s baseball senior Korey Grow earned the honor for their outstanding efforts during the week.
Megan Smith, an exercise science major from Rockford, Ohio (Parkway High School), played an important role in helping Huntington University earn a berth in the NAIA Region VIII Tournament for the first time in program history. Smith drove in the winning runs in a 3-1 win over St. Francis with a two-run homerun, the first of her career. In the Foresters’ must-win game to secure their berth in the regional, Smith drove in the go-ahead run and then scored the second in a 2-0 victory over Marian. Huntington returns to action on May 6 at the NAIA Region VIII Tournament in Lakeville, Ind.
Korey Grow, an elementary education major from Sullivan, Ind. (Sullivan High School), was instrumental in leading the Foresters to a Mid-Central Conference Tournament championship with his outstanding performance. In Huntington’s four tournament games, Grow hit .444 (8-18) at the plate and picked up a win on the mound. He also threw the final inning of the title game and retired the NAIA 9th-ranked Cougars of Spring Arbor to give the Foresters the 14-9 victory. As the MCC Tournament champion, Huntington (30-12) will host the NAIA Region VIII Tournament beginning on May 7 at 1 p.m.
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