2007
Swimmers open 2007-08 season

Swimmers open 2007-08 season
October 26, 2007

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

The Benedictine swim team opened the 2007-08 season by hosting North Central College on Friday evening. The Eagles men's team came away with an 87-39 win, will the women's squad fell to the Cardinals, 106-35. For the men, Erik Morales and Alex Wolz each won two individual events. Morales won the 200 individual medley (2:23.02) and 100 butterfly (59.79), while Wolz garnered top honors in the 50 freestyle (27.47) and 100 freestyle (1:02.16). Other winners for the men's team included Remy Genet in the 100 backstroke (1:09.18) and Jim Pelletiere in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.38). The Eagles also won the 200 medley relay (2:00.29) with the quartet of Genet, Pelletiere, Morales and Wolz. On the women's side, newcomer Devin Kummer picked up three individual wins to lead the Eagles. Kummer won the 200 freestyle (2:11.47), the 100 freestyle (1:00.73) and the 100 breaststroke (1:17.01).

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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.