Walczak's long distance connection the answer for BU women

Walczak's long distance connection the answer for BU women
February 16, 2008

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

Benedictine University senior Megan Walczak called Edgewood College long distance on Saturday night, and the guests had no answer in BU's 72-45 win. Benedictine evened its overall record at 12-12 on the year and improved to 9-8 in the Northern Athletics Conference. The win - coupled with a loss by Marian College - also secured a berth in the 8-team NAC post-season tournament for Benedictine. It is the second time in as many seasons of the NAC tourney that BU has made the post-season field. Walczak finished the game with a game-high 20 points, hitting 7-of-10 from the floor overall. Walczak also shared high assist totals (5) with teammate Monica Krozel. Senior Tamika Curtis had her 14th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Curtis also had two blocked shots. Laketa Simpson added 15 points off BU's bench. Defensively, BU held Edgewood's Megan Scheele - who was third in the nation in scoring at 23.2 p.p.g. - well below her average by permitting her just 12 points.


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.