Schwartz runs down NAC weekly football award

Schwartz runs down NAC weekly football award
November 4, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University tailback Ryan Schwartz (Clawson, Mich./Bishop Foley H.S.) has been named as the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) "Student-Athlete of the Week" for offense in football. The award covered games of November 1 around the NAC. Schwartz had the second-best rushing day of his career, gaining 194 yards on 27 carries (7.2 yards per attempt). He also scored all three of his team's touchdowns on runs of seven, 17 and 37 yards in the Eagles' 20-14 victory over Rockford College. The total was also the sixth 100-plus yard rushing game in Schwartz's Benedictine career. Schwartz's award represents the fifth time an Eagles' player has earned recognition from the NAC in football this season. Freshman kickoff return specialist John Borsellino as picked up two awards for special teams play, while punter Tim Zultanski garnered the special teams honor once. Linebacker Devin Montgomery was also the defensive "Student-Athlete of the Week" once.


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.