2009
Women's basketball falls versus defending NAC champs

Women's basketball falls versus defending NAC champs
February 7, 2009

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

The Benedictine University women's basketball team was not able to derail two-time defending Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) champion Concordia University (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon, falling by an 83-61 score. The Eagles are now 9-11 overall and 6-8 in the NAC. Laketa Simpson had 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks - all team-leading numbers - for BU. Simpson connected on 7-of-17 from the floor. Jenn Bren came off the bench to tally 11 points and starting guard Blair Erickson contributed 10 points. Freshman Tracey Walsh was held to five points. However, the Eagles' first-year player grabbed eight rebounds and gave of a team-high five assists. CUW led at the half by a 46-34 margin.

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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.