Not only were sports seasons cut short, but banquets recognizing Haskell Indian Nation University’s athletes were also canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Haskell Athletics has been using it’s social media platforms to show support for their athletes as well as shining a light on some of their achievements.
Janee Bates, senior, was recognized for two Coffin Sports Complex records, most points in a single game (39) and most assists in a single game (13). Her teammate Justine Butterfield joins her on the record board with most blocks in a single game (9). Haskell Athletics gave a shout out to Butterfield as “currently the only freshman to hold a statistic on [their] record board.”
Men’s basketball also had record holders among their athletes. Senior Nakia Hendricks holds three records, most rebounds in a single game (23), most blocks in a season (41), and most blocks in a career (112). Bryon Elledge also a senior holds records in most assists in a season (119), highest assist average in a season (4.1), most assists in a career (365), and highest assist average in a career (3.4). Tristan Keah Tigh, senior, holds the complex’s record for highest scoring average in a career (13.3).
HINU volleyball saw record holders this year. Sophia Honahni, junior, now holds the record for highest digs per season (707) and highest digs per career (1681). Haskell Athletics notes that Honahni achieved this record over previous 4 year athletes and is still eligible for another season. Teammate Cailey Lujan, a senior, holds the record for highest aces per career (117).
HINU remains proud of it’s athletes despite being unable to compete this season. We look forward to new seasons and new records. Onward Haskell!