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September 5, 2017 Sports

The HU volleyball team is spending part of their Labor Day weekend at one of the best tournaments in the country, the Columbia College Hampton Inn Invitational, and while they went 0-2 on day one, Coach Shondell’s crew made it clear they can go toe-to-toe with anyone.

Despite getting a late start because of bus troubles, spending more than seven hours on the road and arriving just 20 minutes before their first match, the Foresters still managed to give #12 Missouri Baptist University all they could handle before falling to the Spartans in five, 25-21, 22-25, 17-25, 25-20, 15-10.

It was a performance Shondell was quick to praise his team for. “As aggressive and relentless as they were, we were just as aggressive.”

After dropping set one, Huntington stormed back to take control of the match by winning the next two which included never trailing in the second set. It had all the makings of an upset but the Spartans proved why they are one of the best in the business by regrouping to claim the next two sets for the comeback victory.

Most impressive about HU’s play was their defense at the net. Huntington finished with 13 blocks to MBU’s four. Josie Beaver and Lauren Cresse each posted 4.5 blocks – both registering more individually than the Spartans combined.

HU also outplayed Missouri Baptist behind the line by committing just seven service errors to the Spartans’ 15.

“Our serving and blocking were the reason we hung around in the match,” said Shondell. “It was one of the more impressive blocking displays I’ve seen in my time here.”

Beaver also paced her team offensively by logging 11 kills and a .304 hitting percentage. The senior middle came into the tourney ranked 24th in the NAIA in blocks per game (1.19) and 37th in hitting percentage (.326).

Tailor Schultheis and Danielle Gurwell added nine and eight kills respectively.

“Missouri Baptist is one of the best teams in America, and they look the part,” said Shondell.

The Foresters took a short break before facing an even higher ranked team in #3 Park University. Unfortunately, the long day seemed to take its toll as Shondell’s squad suffered its first sweep of the year, 25-16, 25-15, 25-14.

“Without beating around the bush, we used most of our tank in the opening match not leaving much for the second,” Shondell said. “And when the second is against the third best team in the country, that’s a bad combination.”

Park boasts a potent offensive attack that’s fueled by Nada Meawad – the nation’s top hitter at 5.1 kills per set. HU didn’t have an answer for the 6-0 freshman as she finished with 14 kills at a hitting accuracy of .458. As a team, the Pirates outhit HU 48-25 with Schultheis topping Huntington with eight kills.

“They’ve got one of the best outside hitters in the nation and she earned her stripes,” said Shondell of Meawad’s play.

The Foresters didn’t miss a serve and blocks were a wash as each team recorded six.

Breanna Levings finished with a team-best 28 assists on the day while Kate Cobb took top honors in digs for both games to finish with 27 total.

It doesn’t get any easy for the Foresters (5-4) as they open up Saturday morning against host #8 Columbia College before taking on Friends University a few hours later.

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Campus Ministries


20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

As we anticipate Thanksgiving Break, let’s gather together in Praise & Worship Chapel tomorrow. Take this time to honor God and thank Him for his presence in your life, for his redeeming grace, and His mercies that are new every day.


20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

Tuesday November 28 our very own Brian Jaworski will bring the message in chapel. Here’s a bit about Brian: He relocated from Spokane, Washington, to Huntington, Indiana, with his wife, Amie, and children, Brennan, Evelyn and Owen. In his spare time, he enjoys landscaping, attending and watching sporting events, playing …


15 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

HU is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, November 15, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Dining Commons, upper level. Students who volunteer to donate blood will be entered into a drawing for one of three $20 gift cards. Walk-ins are welcome. Thank you for your support.


Forester Lecture Survey

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: David E Alexander

Dear Students, Our next Forester Lecturer, Dr. Andra Gillespie, would like you to fill out a quick survey to help her put the finishing touches on her talk. She is presenting on Nov 30th at 7pm in Zurcher. Here’s the link to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Forester2017

Come See The Show!!

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Jesse Miskovich

The 2017 Downtown Christmas Light Display will have it’s opening night this Friday, November 24th. The show will light at 6 pm, but there are tons of fun things to do before the show starts, so come early! The display was designed, sequenced, and build by myself, Jesse Miskovich (a …

Safe Travel for the Holiday

20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Chief Justin Faw

The Thanksgiving Holiday is the most heavily traveled holiday in the United States. Millions of people will hit the highway and we want to offer you some quick safety tips as you depart from HU so that you reach your destination safely. Please remember that driver inattention is the number …

Student Activities

Peter and the Starcatcher auditions are next week!

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Want to be a pirate in the spring? Play on a large set that looks like a cross between a ship and a playground? Enjoy a good Pirate Shanty among friends? Be part of a fun, exciting, clever, hilarious and heart warming story? Want to discover how Peter Pan and …

SGA Impact Initiative Scholarship

20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: SGA

SGA Presents the Impact Initiative Scholarship: a $2000 scholarship (dang, that’s a lot) that is awarded by SGA to a student who 1) is a second year student, 2) completed their first two semesters at HU, and 3) plans to graduate from HU. If that sounds like you, be on …

SGA Think Tank Winner!

20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: SGA

You gave us some great ideas, and the winner of the 2017 Think Tank is the lounge behind Livingston! More details to come, so be on the lookout!


RichLyn Library Thanksgiving hours

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Anita Gray

The Library will close for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 pm. The library will re-open Sunday, November 26 at 6:00 pm – MIDNIGHT. End of the semester hours are then implemented for the next two weeks: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – Midnight; Friday, 8:00 am – …


21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

The Civil Disobedience and Non-Violent Protest J-term class explores the role the civil rights movement had in changing attitudes and beliefs about racial discrimination. Students will have the option of participating in a five-day field trip to visit civil rights cites in Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama. The cost for …

Thanksgiving Break, Final Exam, Etc.

20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

Thanksgiving Break is November 22, 23 and 24, and final exams are the week of December 11. Students should not plan to leave campus early for travel purposes. Our policy states that unless it is a family emergency, students are expected to attend classes the week prior to the break …


Student Satisfaction Inventory™ (SSI) Ends Tuesday at Noon!!!!

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Scott Raymond

Don’t forget. PLEASE complete the SSI soon! We NEED your opinions! In appreciation for your completing the survey, your name will be entered into a random drawing, before Thanksgiving Break (potential gas money!), to possibly receive $100.00 in cash, $50.00 in cash, or one of four $25.00 cash awards. Your …

Thank You, Foresters!

20 Nov 2017

Yesterday was a fun day of golf cart rides and hot chocolate and thankfulness! To all the students who took us up on the offer of a warm drink or a quick ride across campus, we say “thank you!” To all the students who posted why you are thankful to be …

Student Satisfaction Inventory™ (SSI) invitation is in your HU E-mail

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Scott Raymond

DON’T FORGET TO DO THE SSI! In appreciation for your completing the ON-LINE survey linked in your e-mail, your name will be entered into a random drawing, before Thanksgiving Break (potential gas money!), to possibly receive $100.00 in cash, $50.00 in cash, or one of four $25.00 cash awards. We …