Zane Huber going over land, air and sea to Wabash College for swimming, golf

Thursday, June 27, 2024
Greencastle graduate Zane Huber (center) signed on to join both the Wabash College swimming and golf programs ahead of the 2024-25 school year. With Huber at the signing were (left to right) mother Heather, sister Emma and father Jud.
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Before the 2023-24 school year ended and Greencastle advanced to the Harrison (Lafayette) Boys’ Golf Regional, senior Zane Huber was confirming that he would be making more trips to the north in the near future with clubs and goggles in tow.

The Tiger Cub graduate signed on to play two sports at Wabash College starting in the 2024-25 school year, joining the Little Giant swimming and golf programs.

Huber said the Crawfordsville-based school’s way of doing things appealed to him on several levels.

“Wabash appealed to me for the small campus size and the strong relationships between the staff and students,” Huber said. “They genuinely care for their students and want them to succeed.

“I like the traditions and the strength of their networking and alumni.”

Huber appreciated the school’s welcoming aura and its facilities, both academic and athletic, being in close proximity.

“The campus has a good feel to me,” Huber pointed out. “The people I’ve met have been really friendly and positive about their school.

“Everything is close and getting to all of my classes and practices will be easier.”

While at Wabash, Huber said he was interested in studying medicine and though wasn’t concrete in his plans, he said the school’s connections and networks would help him cement that decision in time.

“I’m planning to study pre-health and minor in Global Health,” Huber said. “I’m very interested in the medical field and looking forward to discovering my path through internships and immersion trips that Wabash will offer.”

Wabash’s swim team finished third at the NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships, as well as second at the Indiana Division III Swim Meet.

The Little Giant golf program finished fourth at the NCAC Golf Championships while also finishing as runner-up at two other invitationals in the 2023-24 season.

While not knowing specifically what he would be doing event-wise in swimming, Huber said he was still excited by the prospect of working with two solid programs.

“I’m really excited to be a part of both the swim and golf teams,” Huber said. “The coaches are great men and really care about their teams.

“I know I’ll have a lot of support with my academics and athletics by both coaching staffs. I’m not sure what my roles will be on either team yet, but I’m very excited to represent Wabash College and look forward to the next four years there.”

Huber added that while he would be mingling quickly with several groups of athletes, he would be running into the same quandaries other students face entering college.

“I’m probably facing the same issues most college freshman face,” Huber noted. “College will bring new adjustments like making new friends, being on my own and balancing athletics and academics.

“It will be busy, but I plan to take advantage of every opportunity I can in college.”

With only a couple of months until golf practices formally start, Huber said he was getting in work on both the course and in the pool as often as allowed and was eager to begin his Wabash career soon.

“I’m really excited about the fall,” Huber said. “I’ve started some summer swim workouts and I’m playing golf every chance I can.

“I’m very thankful that God has opened the doors he has for me and blessed me with the opportunity to have a great education and extend my swim and golf careers for a few more years.”

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