Ward, Grow named Forester Athletes of the Week

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2006-04-03
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Athletic Department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of March 27-April 2, 2006. Softball freshman Lauren Ward and baseball sophomore Korey Grow earned the honor for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.


Lauren Ward
Lauren Ward, an accounting major from Butler, Ind. (Eastside High School), went 2-0 on the mound for the Foresters during the week. In Huntington’s 3-1 win over the University of St. Francis, Ward (4-3) gave up an unearned run on three hits while striking out seven and walking two. Against Grace, the freshman struck out a career-high 16 batters and allowed just one hit and a walk in the 8-0 shutout. Ward leads the Forester pitching staff with a 1.4 ERA. Huntington (8-14, 4-4) returns to action on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, when they host Indiana Wesleyan University at 3 p.m.


Korey Grow
Korey Grow, an elementary education major from Sullivan, Ind. (Sullivan High School), had a great week at the plate for the Forester baseball team. In five games, Grow banged out 11 hits, six for extra bases, in 22 at-bats for a .500 average. He had three doubles, two triples and a homerun to post a .955 slugging percentage for the week. He also drove in eight runs and scored four times for Huntington. Grow currently leads the Foresters in slugging percentage at .513 and is fourth on the team with his .316 batting average. Huntington (11-10, 0-2) next travels to Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at 4 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).  
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