2007
Benedictine University's women's basketball team wins in NAC contest

Benedictine University's women's basketball team wins in NAC contest
February 3, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University's women's basketball team had four players in double figures, scoring a 73-46 Northern Athletics Conference win over Alverno College at the Rice Center. The Eagles improved to 14-6 over and 10-4 in the NAC, while Alverno fell to 2-18 and 0-14 in league games. The 14 victories also represents the most under third-year head coach Paul Nelson. Nelson had won 12 and 13 games, previously, during his first two campaigns at BU. Junior All-America candidate Tamika Curtis led the team by notching her 10th double-double of the season. Curtis hit 11-of-12 from the field on her way to a 22 point game. She also grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. The Eagles had a trio of players - Dana Sullivan, Tiffany Hardy and Monika Krozel - each chip in 10 points. Sullivan and Hardy each hit a pair of three point buckets. Krozel tallied her first collegiate double-double with 12 boards (to go along with three blocks of her own). Sullivan also shared high game assist honors with Alverno's Joslyn Binkowski with six. The Inferno was led by 19 points from guard Lisa Sorgi, who hit seven-of-11 from the field and four-of-five free throws. Sorgi also had two blocks and four rebounds. Ambrial Miller's 10 points was the only other double-digit total for Alverno. Benedictine led at the half, 26-12. Curtis also surpassed 1,200 career points on her first basket of the game and finished the day with 1,220 career points in less than three full seasons at Benedictine. Curtis, who ranks #3 in career points currently, is just 48 points from moving into the #2 position on the Eagles' all-time scoring list. Amanda Burditt booked five assists in the game as she ascended to the #7 position on BU's all-time assists list. Burditt's 246 assists surpassed Kirsten Beckford's (1996-00) 244 assists.

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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.