2009
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
dbeyer@ben.edu

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.

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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.