15 athletes receive NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors this spring


Huntington, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its spring sport Scholar-Athletes and 15 Huntington student-athletes representing seven different teams were among the list of honorees.

Of the 126 women's tennis student-athletes named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, the Forester women’s tennis team along with MCC rival Grace College led all institutions with five members each.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

The HU spring athletes recognized included: 

Name                               Sport                                   Major                                      Hometown                 
Megan Adams Women's Tennis Public Relations Portland, Indiana
Jameel Brenneman Men's Tennis Broadcasting Saint Marys, Ohio
Jonathan Brenneman Men's Tennis History Saint Marys, Ohio
Jordan Dawes Golf Business Management Leesburg, Indiana
Travis Frantz Baseball Exercise Science Fremont, Indiana
Kelsey Green Women's Track & Field Math Education Van Buren, Indiana
Joni Holsem Women's Tennis Nursing Grandville, Michigan
Brita Kuiper Softball Nursing Bellevue, Michigan
Krystal McHenry Women's Track & Field Accounting Fremont, Indiana
Ryan Morris Men's Track & Field Missions Portage, Indiana
Haley Neiderhiser Women's Tennis Youth Ministry Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cory Powell Golf Business Management Gas City, Indiana
Molly Shirey Women's Track & Field Exercise Science Mooreland, Indiana
Lauren Sunderman Women's Tennis Nursing Huntington, Indiana
Matt Wilson Golf Business Management Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 173 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. 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.




Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director