Kane earns NAC weekly honor in women's tennis

Kane earns NAC weekly honor in women's tennis
September 29, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University senior Maggie Kane (Mattoon, Ill./Mattoon H.S.) has been named as the Northern Athletics Conference "Student-Athlete of the Week" for women's tennis for the period of September 22-28, 2008. Kane, playing in her first-ever season of college tennis, had an outstanding week for the Eagles by going undefeated in No. 1 singles play. She was 4-0 overall and 3-0 within the NAC, among which was an epic battle with Wisconsin Lutheran College's Rachel Wendt. In that match, Kane was down one set and trailing 1-4 in the second before coming back to win. Kane also posted a win over the No. 1 singles player from perennial power Lake Forest College. Kane and No. 1 doubles partner Lisa Carillo-Gunning, were 3-1 on the week, as well. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.