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Women's basketball ranked No. 9 in final USA Today Sports poll; No. 10 in final D3hoops.com poll

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team finished the season ranked No. 9 in the USA Today Sports Division III Coaches poll and No. 10 in the final D3hoops.com poll.

In the USA Today Sports poll, ONU received 125 votes.

National champion DePauw (Ind.) finished the season ranked No. 1 with 200 points, Amherst (Mass.) was second with 178 and national runner-up Wisconsin-Whitewater was third with 174 points.

In the D3hoops.com poll, Northern received 352 points.

DePauw (Ind.) was first with 625, Wisconsin-Whitewater was second with 593 and Hope (Mich.) was third with 552 points.

Brittany Miller wins twice to lead women's tennis to 6-3 victory over Division II Walsh

By Andrew Korba

Sophomore Brittany Miller won two matches to lead the Ohio Northern women's tennis team to a 6-3 win over Division II Walsh on Tuesday evening at the ONU Sports Center.

With the win, the Polar Bears are now 12-3 on the season. The Cavaliers fall to 4-17 overall.

Miller teamed with sophomore Kristin Cellentani for an 8-4 victory at No. 2 doubles.

Miller also scored the match clinching win by a 6-1, 6-4 score at No. 5 singles.

"I took the court with the match tied at 3-3," Miller said. "I didn't think about the score at all. I just stuck to my game and didn't get too fancy with anything."

Women's tennis tops Wittenberg 9-0; opens OAC play with 9-0 win over Wilmington

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team picked up a pair of 9-0 victories over Wittenberg and Wilmington on Saturday at Westwood Tennis & Fitness Club.

The Polar Bears are now 11-3 on the season and 1-0 in OAC play. Wittenberg falls to 3-5 and Wilmington is now 0-1, 0-1.

Against Wittenberg, Northern dropped only four games on its way to sweeping all three doubles courts.

Sophomore Brittany Miller and junior Carly Olmstead won 8-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Sophomore Kristin Cellentani and freshman Taryn Stromback won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles and freshman Rachael Miller and junior Michelle Tuma won 8-3 at No. 1 doubles.

Ohio Northern's Cody Lovejoy named 2013 NCAA Division III Elite 89 Award winner

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern sophomore Cody Lovejoy won the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Elite 89 Award on Saturday.

The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.

The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA championships.

Jones, Kwiat, Pasquale, Lovejoy named NWCA Scholar All-Americans in wrestling for 2012-13


By Tim Glon

Four Ohio Northern student/athletes were named Scholar All-Americans in wrestling for 2012-13 in voting conducted by the National Wrestling Coaches of Association.

Seniors Jeremy Jones and Kyle Kwiat, junior Jerry Pasquale and sophomore Cody Lovejoy were all selected to the team.

Jones is a two-time NCAA III Championships qualifier, is a three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree and finished 28-20 this season, wrestling at 133 pounds.

An athletic training major, Jones currently ranks 24th all-time at ONU with a 77-65 career record.

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.