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Bellmont High School graduate Katie Knous wound up a four-year career at Huntington University by leading the Foresters to a record-breaking season in 2014.
Meanwhile, an Adams Central product, Bess Fiechter, launched her career at Huntington with an outstanding freshman season. Former Parkway standout Lindsay Shellabarger and Southern Wells grad Cristin Carter also played key roles.
The Foresters finished the past season with a 31-23 record, a school record for victories, and, for the first time, earned a berth in the NAIA National Championship Tournament.
Knous, a shortstop, hit .318, with 55 hits in 173 trips, 29 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 43 RBI. Starting all 53 games, Knous finished with a .428 slugging percentage and .359 on-base percentage.
A four-year varsity performer at Bellmont, Knous twice won all-conference honors at Huntington, received a conference Gold Glove at shortstop as a senior, was an NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2013 and 2014, and this past season received an NAIA Champion of Champions award.
During her four seasons, the Foresters posted records of 27-7, 29-18, 23-18 and 31-23.
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