Three Benedictine student-athletes receive sportsmanship award

Three Benedictine student-athletes receive sportsmanship award
October 29, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Coordinator
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The Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) has announced the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Teams for the sports of men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s tennis, and three Benedictine University student-athletes were among those honored. The individuals named to these teams exemplified positive sportsmanship throughout the season in their respective sports. Honored from Benedictine’s men’s golf team was senior Jon Price from Aurora, Ill. (Marmion Academy). A four-time letter winner for the Eagles, Price competed in five fall matches and averaged 80.5 strokes per round. He had three top-20 finishes. The BU team finished third at the 2009 NAC championships. The NAC also honored freshman Cathryn Connolly from Palos Park, Ill. (Providence Catholic H.S.), for BU women’s golf. In her first season with the Eagles, Connolly competed in five matches. Benedictine’s women’s golf squad had in impressive third place finish at the NAC championship tournament this season and had two other top five placements. Junior Ewelina Stachulak from Burbank, Ill. (Reavis H.S.), was honored from Benedictine’s women’s tennis team. Stachulak played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Eagles. At the NAC championships, Stachulak earned a second place finish at No. 1 doubles, giving the Eagles their best-ever placement in either singles or doubles by a BU student-athlete in NAC tennis. She is a three year letter winner and one of the University’s top academic student-athletes, as well. For more Athletics News, visit the Athletics Web site.


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.