2007
Softball opens play in NAC Tournament on Thursday

Softball opens play in NAC Tournament on Thursday
May 2, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

The Benedictine University softball team will open play in the 2007 Northern Athletics Conference Tournament on Thursday (May 3). The six-team event runs from May 3-5 at Jericho Park in Aurora and is being hosted by Aurora University. Benedictine (21-18-1), the fourth seeded team, will take on fifth-seeded Edgewood College in the tournament opener at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. The winner of that game will face top seeded Aurora at 9:00 a.m. on Friday (May 4). In the other opening round game on Thursday, third-seeded Marian plays sixth seed Concordia (Wis.). That game's winner faces second seed Lakeland College at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Edgewood swept the regular season meeting with Benedictine, winning by scores of 4-0 and 5-2 in Lisle. The tournament is double-elimination format.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.