2008
69 Eagles receive league academic accolades

69 Eagles receive league academic accolades
July 31, 2008

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

Benedictine University had a total of 69 individuals named as Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2007-08 season, it has been announced by the league. The Northern Athletics Conference consists of 13 colleges and universities from the shared-border states of Illinois and Wisconsin making it the third largest conference in NCAA Division III. The Northern Athletics Conference recognized 907 full-time student-athletes from all thirteen NAC member institutions. Scholar-Athletes competing in the NAC must maintain a grade point average of 3.25 or higher for the current academic year. Each academic year stands by itself for determination of this award. The Eagles’ athletics program is a charter member of the NAC, which was established in 2006-07. Benedictine University 2007-08 Northern Athletics Conference Scholar Athletes selections: NAME SPORTS(S) YEAR HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL Amanda Agamy Volleyball So. Coal City, Ill. Coal City Tommy Anselmo Baseball Fr. Lisle, Ill. Benet Academy Lidia Arias Women’s Basketball Fr. Bridgeview, Ill. Argo Community Alex Arman Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Track & Field So. Bensenville, Ill. Immaculate Conception Maniza Azam Women’s Tennis Fr. Naperville, Ill. Neuqua Valley Nora Becker Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Track & Field So. St. Charles, Ill. St. Charles North Kristin Bonk Softball Jr. Woodridge, Ill. Downers Grove South Jenn Brenn Women’s Basketball Fr. St. Charles, Ill. St. Charles East Tyler Burke Men’s Track & Field So. Bradley, Ill. Bradley-Bourbonnais Cassie Cappetto Softball Fr. Oak Lawn, Ill. Marist Brittney Carnell Softball Fr. Elburn, Ill. Kaneland Nick Cooper Baseball Fr. Gahanna, Ohio Lincoln Sam Corban Softball Fr. Plainfield, Ill. Plainfield Central Cindy Daggy Softball Fr. Midlothian, Ill. Bremen John Dehm Men’s Cross Country Sr. Joliet, Ill. Joliet Catholic Academy Yvonne Duong Women’s Tennis Fr. Westmont, Ill. Hinsdale Central Blair Erickson Softball, Women’s Basketball Jr. Sheridan, Ill. Serena Michael Fahey Men’s Basketball Fr. Huntley, Ill. St. Patrick Sarah Flores Volleyball Jr. Joliet, Ill. Joliet West Daniel Furnari Men’s Soccer Fr. Westmont, Ill. Lyons Township Elizabeth George Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Track & Field So. Yorkville, Ill. Yorkville Scott Hall Men’s Soccer Sr. Carol Stream, Ill. Glenbard North Samantha Hathaway Women’s Basketball Fr. Genoa, Ill. Sycamore Lisa Hodges Softball So. So. Holland, Ill. Thornwood Jill Kaskavage Softball Sr. Oregon, Ill. Oregon Ryan Kerr Baseball Sr. Lisle, Ill. Wheaton South Kate Kleinwachter Softball Sr. Warrenville, Ill. Wheaton-Warrenville So. Kate Korzeniewski Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Track & Field So. Chicago, Ill. Marian Catholic Monika Krozel Women’s Basketball So. Norridge, Ill. Ridgewood Ed Lareau Men’s Track & Field Fr. Thornton, Ill. Marian Catholic Terry Licht Men’s Basketball Fr. Cadott, Wis. Cadott Aimee Mahoney Softball So. Gardner, Ill. Gardner-So. Wilmington Carly Madison Women’s Soccer Fr. Loves Park, Ill. Harlem Jason Maestas Men’s Golf, Men’s Soccer Sr. Albuquerque, N.M. St. Pius X Mitch McMeen Baseball Fr. Streator, Ill. Streator Danielle Mikos Volleyball Sr. Burbank, Ill. Reavis Hannah Miller Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Track & Field Jr. Joliet, Ill. Plainfield South Ashley Nielsen Women’s Soccer So. Green Bay, Wis. Notre Dame Academy Brett Olson Men’s Soccer Fr. Arlington Hts., Ill. Rolling Meadows Lauren Omsberg Women’s Soccer So. Lombard, Ill. Glenbard East Brad O’Reilly Baseball Fr. Elgin, Ill. Driscoll Catholic Maggie Papoccia Volleyball So. Sterling, Ill. Newman Central Catholic Stephanie Pauliks Women’s Soccer Sr. Wheaton, Ill. Glenbard South Daniel Ponce Men’s Cross Country So. Elmhurst, Ill. York Celia Porod Volleyball So. Berwyn, Ill. Morton West Karissa Povlsen Women’s Basketball So. DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb Zach Randall Men’s Soccer So. Springfield, Mo. Central Kyle Rathbun Baseball Fr. Palos Heights, Ill. Shepard John Ready Baseball So. Chicago, Ill. Brother Rice Dan Reusz Baseball Fr. Downers Grove, Ill. Downers Grove South Nick Rice Baseball Sr. Park Ridge, Ill. Maine South Dylan Roff Men’s Track & Field Fr. Braidwood, Ill. Reed-Custer Sarah Ruzicka Volleyball So. Quincy, Ill. Quincy Notre Dame Steff Rybarczyk Softball, Women’s Basketball Fr. Chicago, Ill. St. Francis de Sales Sara Sanchez Softball Sr. Plainfield, Ill. Glenbard West Kyle Schulz Men’s Track & Field So. Sycamore, Ill. Sycamore R.J. Schwalbach Men’s Golf So. New Berlin, Wis. New Berlin West Pete Sgarbossa Men’s Track & Field Sr. Darien, Ill. Hinsdale South Caitlin Shaw Softball Fr. Crestwood, Ill. Marist Ewelina Stachulak Women’s Tennis Fr. Burbank, Ill. Reavis Kevin Stockmann Baseball So. St. Louis, Mo. Oakville Melissa Swanson Women’s Soccer Fr. Lombard, Ill. Glenbard East Nick Veach Baseball Fr. Sherman, Ill. Williamsville Angela Vitto Volleyball Sr. Muskegon, Mich. Oakridge Kiera Vizza Women’s Soccer Sr. Evergreen Park, Ill. Queen of Peace Jenny Walther Women’s Soccer So. Carol Stream, Ill. Glenbard North Shaun Wheeler Baseball Sr. Houston, Tex. Dobie Matt Wilkin Men’s Track & Field Sr. Bolingbrook, Ill. Bolingbrook Travis Wilson Men’s Basketball So. Forest Park, Ill. St. Joseph

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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.