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 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.