2008
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
dbeyer@ben.edu

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.

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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.