2008
Mahoney earns third-straight league honor for Eagles

Mahoney earns third-straight league honor for Eagles
April 15, 2008

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

Benedictine University sophomore outfielder Aimee Mahoney (Gardner, Ill./Gardner-South Wilmington H.S.) has been named as the softball "Student-Athlete of the Week" by the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC). It was the third time in as many weeks that an Eagles' player has earned the weekly award from the NAC. Mahoney led the Eagles' doubleheader sweep at Rockford College last week by hitting for the cycle in the twinbill. She led off the day with a long homerun to right field, eventually driving in three runs on the day. Mahoney went 4-for-8 in the doubleheader. On the year, Mahoney is hitting .410 with 12 extra-base hits (seven doubles, three triples and two homeruns).

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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.