May 8, 2017
Huntingdon breaks ground on softball/soccer fields
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College breaks ground today on the College’s southeast corner, where new soccer and softball fields will be constructed.
“We are so pleased to support our student-athletes in these sports,” said Huntingdon President J. Cameron West. “The configuration of the soccer and softball fields—as it has been for many years—has the spaces overlapping, with the softball outfield in part of the soccer field’s space. The new configuration will provide a dedicated field for each sport, which will be helpful as one team runs practices simultaneous with the other team’s season.” Huntingdon offers men’s and women’s soccer and women’s softball among its eighteen NCAA-Division III athletic teams. The teams are part of the USA South Athletic Conference.
Among the separation and improvements to the fields are two new scoreboards, softball batting cages, a new softball dugout, and field lighting. A retaining wall will be constructed along Narrow Lane Road adjacent to the soccer field portion of the space.
The new fields will debut in time for each sport’s season: soccer, in the fall, and softball, in the spring, during the 2017–2018 academic year.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America” by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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