Merryman closes out 2012 as Crossroads Player of the Week

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2013-01-03
HUNTINGTON, Ind. - Huntington University junior Shane Merryman closed out 2012 as the Crossroads League Player of the Week for the week of December 24-30, 2012.

It marks the second time this season Merryman has been selected for this honor.

Merryman, a physical education management major from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Carroll High School), led his team to six straight wins to wrap up the 2012 portion of the Forester schedule.

During the week of December 17 for which the award was based on, the 6-5 forward was near perfect on the offensive end. He shot 78.1 percent (25-for-32) from the field and missed only one free throw in 23 attempts to pour in 25 points per outing. He also averaged six boards and two assists for the week.

He currently ranks third in NAIA Division II in field goal percentage (67.5) and fourth in scoring (21.56).

The Foresters (10-6, 1-3) are back in action Saturday when they host Mount Vernon Nazarene University at 3:00 p.m. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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. 
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Heather Barkley
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Joanne Green
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