Schwartz receives league's weekly football award

Schwartz receives league's weekly football award
September 13, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Sophomore tailback Ryan Schwartz (Clawson, Mich./Bishop Foley H.S.) was named as the Illini-Badger Football Conference (IBFC) Co-Offensive Player of the Week for games of September 8. In the Eagles (1-1) 14-0 win at North Park University, Schwartz carried the ball a workhorse-like 39 times for 204 total rushing yards. The total was the best single game effort of Schwartz's young college career. Schwartz also scored both of Benedictine's touchdowns in the game. His 16-yard run in the second quarter helped BU to the 7-0 halftime lead. A three-yard jaunt in the third period added some insurance for the Eagles.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.