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Top-seeded Kyle Kwiat becomes ONU's first four-time All-American

By Tim Glon

Top-seeded senior Kyle Kwiat became Ohio Northern's first-ever 4-time All-American, while senior Jeremy Jones and sophomore Cody Lovejoy were both eliminated with two losses on the first day of the NCAA III Wrestling Chapionships Friday at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
Kwiat (43-3), the defending national champion and three-time All-American at 174 pounds, advanced to the Semifinals with a convincing 18-0 tech fall victory over Zach Zotollo of New Jersey in the Quarterfinals Friday night.

He had a first-round bye and won by a 9-3 decision over Ryan Pieper of Trine (Ind.) in the Second Round Friday afternoon.

Men's tennis picks up 7-2 nonconference win over Wittenberg

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's tennis team picked up a 7-2 victory over nonconference foe Wittenberg of Saturday at Westwood Tennis & Fitness Club.

The wins moves the Polar Bears to 4-4 on the season, while the Tigers fall to 9-2.

ONU swept all three doubles courts to begin play.

Freshman John Mostowy and junior Josh Saunders won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles.

The No. 1 doubles team of senior Joey Frank and junior Do Thai and the No. 3 doubles tandem of sophomore Sam Prewitt and junior Blake Troller won 8-3 on their respective courts.

In singles play, Thai cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles.

Cenzie Yoder named D3hoops.com Second Team All-America

By Andrew Korba

Junior Cenzie Yoder was named Second Team All-America by D3hoops.com.

This is the first time she has been named to the All-America team and is the third player in women's basketball history to achieve this honor.

Earlier this week, Yoder was named Second Team All-Greats Lakes Region by D3hoops.com.

This season, Yoder led the team in scoring at 14.1 ppg, in rebounding at 7.0 rpg and in shooting percentage at 52.1 percent.

In addition, Yoder ranked second on the team in assists (84) and steals (54) and was third on the team in blocks (11).

ONU women's basketball coach Division III Region 6 Coach of the Year

By Andrew Korba

Ohio Northern women's basketball coach Michele Durand has been named 2013 RUSSELL ATHLETIC /WBCA NCAA Division III Region 6 Coach of the Year.

This is the second time Durand has earned this honor, also winning the award for the 2007-08 season.

She is now a finalist for the 2013 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA NCAA Division III Nation Coach of the Year Award, which will be announced on Monday, April 8 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Durand led the Polar Bears to their first OAC Regular Season and Tournament Championship since the 1987-88 season. She also guided Northern to a program record 27-2 mark, including a 25 game winning streak.

Joanna Snyder and Cenzie Yoder named D3hoops.com second team All-Great Lakes Region

By Andrew Korba

Senior Joanna Snyder and junior Cenzie Yoder have been named Second Team All-Great Lakes Region by D3hoops.com.

This is the first All-Great Lakes Region selection for both layers.

Snyder was named Co-OAC Player of the Year, First Team All-OAC and MVP of the OAC Tournament.

She was second on the team in scoring (13.1 ppg), rebounding (5.8 rpg) and blocks (19).

Snyder concludes her career ranked fifth in school history with 414 field goals made and tenth in scoring with 1,059 points.

Yoder earned her second straight All-OAC honor and was named First Team All-OAC for the first time.

Inclement weather moves men's and women's tennis matches to Westwood Tennis & Fitness Center

ByAndrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's and women's tennis team's matches have been moved to Westwood Tennis & Fitness Center in Lima, Ohio on Friday and Saturday.

The women's team will take on regionally ranked Oberlin at the regularly scheduled time on 4:30 pm on Friday.

On Saturday, both the men's and women's team will host Wittenberg at 9 am at Westwood, which is an hour earlier than the previous scheduled time of 10 am.

The women will then open OAC play at 1 pm on Saturday against Wilmington at Westwood Tennis Center.

Stay tuned to ONUsports.com for any other changes regarding Ohio Northern's 21 varsity sports.