Bailey earns second NAC weekly award

Bailey earns second NAC weekly award
February 23, 2009

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

Men’s basketball standout Jared Bailey (Argo, Ill./Argo Community H.S.) has been honored as the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) “Student-Athlete of the Week” for the second time this season. This most recent award covers the period of February 9-15, 2009. Bailey led the Eagles’ team in scoring in both games last week, as Benedictine University claimed the Northern Athletics Conference South Division title with a 74-71 win over rival Aurora University. BU then secured the No. 1-seed for this week's NAC postseason tournament with a 78-64 victory over NAC North champ Edgewood College in last Saturday's "NAC Challenge Game". The shooting guard hit nearly 54 percent (14-26) from the field, averaging 25.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game as Benedictine earned its first conference championship since the 2000-01 season.


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.