The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of May 9-15, 2005. Women’s track and field junior Lisa Isabelli and men’s track and field sophomore Cody Hannie earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week.
Lisa Isabelli, a recreation management major from Shorewood, Ill. (Joliet West High School), competed in her final track meet of the season at Indiana Wesleyan on May 12. Ranked seventh in the women’s hammer throw, Isabelli threw an 11-foot personal record to finish fourth. Her throw of 137 feet, 2 inches places her third all-time in the hammer throw at Huntington College. The event proved successful for Isabelli during the season as she achieved a 33 foot improvement from her sophomore year.
Cody Hannie, an English Education major from Ft. Wayne, Indiana (Snider High School), won the men’s 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.08 at the Indiana Wesleyan open meet on May 12. Hannie’s best time of 1:53.98, which he ran on May 7, is third all-time on the Forester 800 meter run list. Hannie’s best time also qualified him for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships to be held May 26-28 in Louisville, Ky.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eight years, Huntington has produced 52 NAIA All-American honors and 102 All-American Scholar Athlete honors.
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top 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 northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.