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 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.