2008
Walczak's long distance connection the answer for BU women

Walczak's long distance connection the answer for BU women
February 16, 2008

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

Benedictine University senior Megan Walczak called Edgewood College long distance on Saturday night, and the guests had no answer in BU's 72-45 win. Benedictine evened its overall record at 12-12 on the year and improved to 9-8 in the Northern Athletics Conference. The win - coupled with a loss by Marian College - also secured a berth in the 8-team NAC post-season tournament for Benedictine. It is the second time in as many seasons of the NAC tourney that BU has made the post-season field. Walczak finished the game with a game-high 20 points, hitting 7-of-10 from the floor overall. Walczak also shared high assist totals (5) with teammate Monica Krozel. Senior Tamika Curtis had her 14th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Curtis also had two blocked shots. Laketa Simpson added 15 points off BU's bench. Defensively, BU held Edgewood's Megan Scheele - who was third in the nation in scoring at 23.2 p.p.g. - well below her average by permitting her just 12 points.

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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.