Women's basketball season ends in NAC tourney

Women's basketball season ends in NAC tourney
February 24, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

For the third-consecutive season, the Benedictine University women's basketball team saw its season come to an end at Concordia University (Wis.) in a Northern Athletics Conference postseason tournament game. The Eagles' 71-48 loss at Mequon, Wis., left the team with an overall mark of 12-14. Junior forward Monika Krozel's 13 points and eight rebounds led Benedictine. Senior Laketa Simpson was the only other Eagles' player in double digits with 10 points in her collegiate finale. Senior guard Blair Erickson closed out her BU career with seven points in the defeat. Two other Eagles - Penny Bournas and Kristyn Cropper - also brought the curtain down on their careers in the Benedictine colors. CUW built a 37-21 halftime cushion, despite the Eagles battling gamely for the first 14 minutes of the contest. The Falcons extended that advantage in the second stanza in knocking off Benedictine for the second time in two weeks.


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.