Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletics department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 7-13, 2003. Women’s softball freshman Michelle Skibbe and men’s tennis senior Jacob Miles earned the honors for their excellent efforts during the week’s competitions.
Skibbe, an elementary education major from New Paris, Ind. (Fairfield High School), picked up two conference wins on the mound against Goshen and Grace. In a 3-0 shutout versus Goshen, Skibbe pitched seven innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out three. In a 9-7 victory over Grace, she again pitched a complete game, striking out three. At the plate for the Foresters, Skibbe garnered five hits in four games, including one double. Her opponents walked her twice and she went a perfect two-for-two in stolen bases. Skibbe is also a member of the Forester volleyball team.
Miles, an educational ministries major from London, Ont. (A.S. Lucas Secondary School), went undefeated in tennis action. Back from knee surgery from the fall season, Miles has picked up where he left off last spring. Miles teamed with Michael Christner in no. 1 doubles against Anderson to pick up an 8-3 victory. He then won his no. 1 singles match, 6-3, 6-1. Versus Defiance, Miles and Brandon Ecker played at the no. 1 doubles position and won, 8-2. Miles later picked up his fourth victory of the week in no. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-2. The men's tennis team is currently 3-0 this spring, 9-3 overall. Miles is an All-American Scholar Athlete, a member of the athletic honor society, Chi Alpha Sigma, and a Dean's List honoree. Last spring, he earned the Huntington College Service Leadership Award. He is a group leader for the Huntington Kids Club, a volunteer leader for the Lighthouse Church youth group and holds leadership positions with various ministry outreaches on campus.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past six years, Huntington has produced 43 All-America honors and 69 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.
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