16 HU athletes recognized as NAIA Scholar Athletes this spring


HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its spring sport Scholar Athletes and 16 Huntington student-athletes representing seven different teams were among the list of honorees.

Of the 121 women's tennis student-athletes named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, the Forester women’s tennis team along with Belhaven University (Miss.) led all institutions with six 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                        Yr  Sport       Major  Hometown 
Megan Adams             SR      Women's Tennis      Public Relations                           Portland, Ind.
Jameel Brenneman SR Men's Tennis Broadcasting St. Marys, Ohio
Jonathan Brenneman SR Men's Tennis History St. Marys, Ohio
Jordan Dawes SR Golf Business Management Leesburn, Ind.
Kelsey Green SR Women's Track Mathematics Education Van Buren, Ind.
Jamon Hammel JR Baseball Accounting Andrews, Ind.
Joni Holsem SR Women's Tennis Nursing Grandville, Mich.
Brita Kuiper SR Softball Nursing Bellevue, Mich.
Kristen Lahman SR Women's Tennis Elementary Education North Manchester, Ind.
Josh Lanphier JR Baseball Broadcasting Cincinnati, Ohio
Krystal McHenry SR Women's Track Accounting Fremont, Ind.
Haley Neiderhiser SR Women's Tennis Youth Ministry Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Aleksandra Spasic JR Women's Tennis Economics and Finance Vranje, Serbia
Lauren Sunderman SR Women's Tennis Nursing Huntington, Ind.
Matt Wilson SR Golf Business Management Fort Wayne, Ind.
Lance Wood JR Men's Track Entrepreneurship/Small Business Waterville, Ohio

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 187 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