2008
Volleyball struggles at Dominican Tournament

Volleyball struggles at Dominican Tournament
August 31, 2008

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

Benedictine University's volleyball team did not get the start to the 2008 season it had hoped for, going 1-3 in the two-day Dominican University Star Classic tournament. The Eagles opened Saturday's competition with a 3-0 loss at the hands of Augustana College, 25-23, 26-24, 25-20. Benedictine bounced back to take Grinnell College (Iowa) in four sets (25-13, 19-25, 25-9, 25-22). On Sunday, BU was taken down by the University of Chicago in three sets (25-16, 25-21, 25-17), followed by a four-game loss to the host Dominican University team (25-22, 26-28, 25-19, 25-16). Benedictine junior Sarah Ruzicka (Quincy, Ill./Quincy Notre Dame H.S.) was named to the all-tournament team.

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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.