2007
Men's basketball players receive accolades

Men's basketball players receive accolades
March 1, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University’s team had three of its players honored among the inaugural Northern Athletics Conference men’s basketball awards. The Eagles finished the year 12-14 overall and were the No. 6-seed in the NAC post-season tournament. Junior guard Tim Swanson (Wheaton North H.S.) was named first team All-NAC after averaging 14.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the league. Swanson ranked 11th in scoring and 8th in field goal percentage at 55.2% (79-143). He was also the 3rd ranked free throw shooter in the NAC at 82.6% (38-46), as well as 4th in three-point shooting percentage of 46.2% (30-65). Freshman Dan Klecan (Stagg H.S.) was named to the NAC All-Rookie Team – reserved for true freshmen only – and was the co-Rookie of the Year within the division. In NAC games, Klecan averaged 12.3 points per game (20th in the NAC) and 3.9 boards per game. Klecan was 13th in assists, averaging 2.11 a.p.g., and was 7th in three-point field goals made per game (2.06). Second-year freshman Jacob Carwell (Timothy Christian H.S.) – who missed most of last season after a shoulder injury – was named All-NAC honorable mention. The 6’7” Carwell was 3rd on the NAC rebounding list (7.9 r.p.g.), 27th in scoring (10.9 p.p.g.) and 16th in free throw percentage (70.3%/45-64).

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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.