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March 18, 2019

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ONU women's and men's tennis teams return from break with winning records

ONU women’s tennis team was in California and the men’s team in South Carolina over spring break. Here’s an update on both team’s play last week.

Women’s tennis
WHITTIER & TORRANCE, Calif. — Senior Ashley Ochsenhirt (Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian) surpassed the 100 career victory plateau and posted a 4-0 record Thursday, guiding the Ohio Northern women's tennis squad to 8-1 and 7-2 wins over Rio Hondo (Calif.) CC and El Camino (Calif.) CC, respectively, to conclude the program's 2019 Spring Break trip.

Ochsenhirt is now 101-39 in three seasons at Ohio Northern after transferring from Mississippi College following her freshman campaign.

Here's ONU's softball-baseball Florida report

ONU softball and baseball teams have tuned up for the spring season after a week of play in Florida. Here's a Florida update.

PLANT CITY, Fla. — Junior catcher/infielder Gabby Stewart (Union, Ky./St. Henry) became the 39th player in Ohio Northern softball history to eclipse the 100 career hit mark Thursday afternoon, leading the Polar Bears in a heartbreaking 10-9 loss to Penn St.-Behrend and a six inning, 14-2 loss to WPI (Mass.) in the 2019 Sunkissed Games.

It was a great week for ONU track and field athletes

It was a great week for ONU track and field athletes. Here's the update.

BOSTON, Mass. — Junior All-American Maggie Krause (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) earned All-America honors for the second time in her career, finishing seventh in the pole vault, to lead Ohio Northern on Friday evening at the 2019 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Senior Avery Ewing (Kokomo, Ind./Eastern) finished fifth in her heat and 12th overall in the 800-meter dash in 2:16.96, while junior Allison Stevens (Naperville, Ill./Central) was 12th in the pole vault by clearing 3.70 meters.

Ian McVey receives Great Lakes athlete of the year award

Senior All-American distance runner Ian McVey (Stow/Munroe Falls) has been named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Great Lakes Region Track Athlete of the Year for the 2019 indoor season, the national office announced Wednesday.

This season, McVey posted the fastest one-mile, 3,000-meter, and 5,000-meter run times and helped establish the third-fastest DMR time in the region. His 3,000 and 5,000 meter times are also among the top-ten times on the NCAA Division III national performance list.

He's an "All-Star" coach - we already knew that

Joe Campoli will coach NCAA DIII all-star team March 16

Legendary Ohio Northern men's basketball coach Joe Campoli will serve as one of the coaches for the Reese's National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III College All-Star Game on Saturday, March 16.

Campoli will join former Elizabethtown (Pa.) coach Bob Schlosser as the coaches of the two teams, made up of Division III seniors from across the country.

The all-star game will be played prior to the NCAA Division III Championship game at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Campoli led the Polar Bears to the 1993 NCAA Division III title in his first season as head coach and to the 2001 Final Four.

ONU baseball team wins another one in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Ohio Northern baseball program rolled past nonconference foe Bridgewater (Va.) Wednesday afternoon, capturing a 15-5 victory at Osceola Heritage Park #2 in Kissimmee, Fla. as part of the 2019 RussMatt Invitational.

The Polar Bears improve to 3-2 overall following the midweek victory. Meanwhile, Bridgewater drops to 3-7 overall this season.

Senior Luke Klinehoffer (Zanesville/John Glenn) and sophomore Will Davis (Upper Arlington/Bishop Watterson) headlined an offensive barrage that produced 15 hits in the contest.