Borsellino earns NAC weekly honor

Borsellino earns NAC weekly honor
September 9, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Benedictine University freshman kickoff return man John Borsellino (Oak Brook, Ill./Montini Catholic H.S.) had quite a debut for the Benedictine University football team. In the Eagles' season-opening loss at Elmhurst College, Borsellino averaged 32.2 yards on five kickoff returns, including one for 92 yards. For his efforts, Borsellino was tauted as the first-ever Special Teams "Student-Athlete of the Week" by the Northern Athletics Conference, in this the league's inaugural season of sponsoring football. Borsellino also caught two passes for 29 yards on offense. On the day, Borsellino accounted for 182 all-purpose yards in his first Benedictine game.


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.