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OAC will play conference competition only this fall

• In football, soccer and volleyball • Cross country, golf, tennis will play outside competition

The Ohio Athletic Conference, the nation's third oldest collegiate athletic league, has announced plans for fall sports in 2020. Ohio Northern University is a member of the OAC.

The conference provides a bounty of athletic opportunities for student-athletes at its 10 member campuses.

The OAC has adopted the NCAA three-phase Resocialization Plan on campus, 14 days in each Phase One and Two with varying days per sport in Phase Three.

Fall competition in all sports will begin Sept. 19 and the league will play conference-only competition in football, soccer and volleyball, while permitting cross country, golf and tennis to play outside competition.

Otterbein grad named ONU men's assistant basketball coach

 Nick Nossaman has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Ohio Northern.

Nick comes to Ohio Northern after spending the past two seasons at Valdosta State (Ga.) as a graduate assistant, helping the Blazers to a 50-11 record, two Gulf South Conference regular season championships and two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.

He started his collegiate playing career at Wooster, where he played for two seasons, before transferring to  Otterbein for his final two years of his career.

Another ONU all-American athlete scholar

Ohio Northern senior Taylor Daniel (Columbia City, Ind.) was named a All-American Scholar for 2019-20 by the Women's Golf Coaches Association.

Daniel is now a three-time WGCA All-American Scholar and is a three-time Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree.

She is currently ranked 20th all-time in ONU women's golf history with a 95.02 stroke average for 48 career rounds.

The WGCA honored 1,401 women's collegiate golfers with this honor, which carried a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.


ONU swim teams scholar all-Americans

The Ohio Northern men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been selected as Scholar All-America teams for 2020-21 by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.

Ohio Northern was one of 461 schools to receive the award for the spring semester. 

Teams were selected on the basis of their spring grade point averages and represent 17,982 student-athletes.

Individual Scholar All-America selections will be announced next week.

ONU men's lacrosse player receives national honor

 Ohio Northern senior Cameron Marous (Brecksville/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) was named a USILA/Warrior and New Balance Scholar All-American in men's lacrosse for 2020 by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Marous is just the second ONU player to be named Scholar All-America by the USILA after Jackson Pfister earned the honor last year.

He is also a three-time Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree and was named Third Team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America in 2019.

Marous Is a 3-time 2nd Team All-Conference honoree as an attacker and was the OAC Freshman of the Year in 2017.

ONU's Maggie Krause academic all-American

 Ohio Northern senior Maggie Krause (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) was named Academic All-America in Women's Track & Field for 2020 by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Krause is a two-time All-American in the pole vault, finishing seventh at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Championships and eighth at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

She was also named an All-American in 2020 and is a five-time All-Region honoree by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for her performances this winter.

Krause is a three-time Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference award winner and was named Academic All-District VII earlier this spring.