Back-to-Back: Carnell earns second-straight softball honor

Back-to-Back: Carnell earns second-straight softball honor
April 8, 2008

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

Benedictine University freshman pitcher Brittney Carnell (Elburn, Ill./Kaneland H.S.) has earned her second-consecutive "Student-Athlete of the Week" award from the Northern Athletics Conference. Carnell not only tossed the first no-hitter of her career on Friday versus Maranatha Baptist, but also got the complete-game victory over Edgewood on Saturday to help Benedictine remain unbeaten (10-0) in conference play. On the week, she had 10 strikeouts to just four walks. Opponents hit just .170 against her in 47 at-bats. On the year, Carnell has a record of 8-2 with a 1.90 earned run average in 51 2/3 innings of work. Carnell has struck out 31 batters and walked just 12 on the year.


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.