MUNCIE, Ind. –Ball State running back Caleb Huntley’s stellar season has already started to gain him some recognition.
Huntley, who missed half of his second season with an Achilles tendon injury, was nominated for the 2019 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year award. He is now part of a growing list of college football athletes recognized by America’s college sports news directors, the Associated Press and many others for how they have “overcome injury, pain. disease or other challenges, ”according to a statement. The Georgia native has racked up 592 yards and five touchdowns for the Cardinals this season.
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Three nominees will be chosen as winners at the end of the season.
Ball State Soccer defeats Western Michigan in double overtime
Senior Julia Elvbo scored a game-winning double-overtime Sunday for the Cardinals to give Ball State a 2-1 victory over Western Michigan. The road victory improves BSU’s record to 11-3 overall and to 5-1 in the Mid-American Conference. Redshirt rookie Claudia Como also scored for the Cardinals.
“It was another great women’s team effort today,” BSU head coach Josh Rife said in a statement. “There is great conviction and great resilience with this group to continue for as long as it takes. We had some of our best (times) playing today and it’s great to continue to see ourselves pushing to get better every time.
Ball State field hockey loses to Michigan
Ball State fell to 3-10 during the season with a 6-0 loss Sunday to the now-ranked No.11 Michigan. Junior Redshirt Rachel Pereira led the Cardinals with two shots and one shot on goal. First-year goaltender Wietske Overdijkink made 11 saves.
Ball State men’s tennis competes in Louisville Invitational
The Cardinals entered their third fall tournament last weekend at the Louisville Invitational in an event that featured 16 different teams. Year one Abe Wojtalik, year one Eli Herran and junior Khamasi Muhiga all enjoyed success in singles, while in doubles Muhiga and second year Danilo Kovacevic, Herran and first year Parrish Simmons and Wojtalik and junior Bryce Bonin also did.
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