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Dumbaugh breaks all-time scoring record, but No. 3 women's basketball falls to No. 2 Hope (Mich.)

By Andrew Korba

Senior Morgan Dumbaugh became the all-time career leader in points scored as the No. 3 Ohio Northern women's basketball team fell to No. 2 Hope (Mich.) 63-48 in the NCAA III Tournament Second Round on Saturday evening at DeVos Fieldhouse.

The Polar Bears conclude their season at 27-2, while the Flying Dutch improve to 28-1.

Dumbaugh sank a three pointer at the 4:01 mark of the first half for her 1,229th point, which is now the most in ONU women's basketball history.

She finished the game with a team high 16 points and a career high nine rebounds.

She concludes her career with 1,242 points.

Women's Tennis defeats Occidental (Calif.) and Cal Tech in first two matches of spring trip

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team opened its spring trip with an 8-1 victory over Occidental (Calif.) and 6-3 win over Cal Tech on Sunday.

The Polar Bears now stand at 8-1 on the season, while Occidental is 1-3 and Cal Tech falls to 3-2.

Against Occidental, Northern swept all three doubles courts by identical 8-2 scores.

Freshman Rachael Miller and junior Michelle Tuma won at No. 1 doubles, sophomores Kristin Cellentani and Brittany Miller won at the No. 2 position and freshman Meghan Letizia and junior Carly Olmstead were victorious at No. 3 doubles.

Four Polar Bears earn bids to compete at NCAA III men's swimming & diving championships

By Tim Glon

Senior Marc Anderson, junior Jordan Breitigam, junior Christian Garlock and senior Drew Keriazes will represent Ohio Northern at the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming & Diving Championships March 20-23 at the Conroe Natatorium in Shenandoah, Tex.

The four men qualified in the 200 medley relay, where they rank 11th nationally with an ONU record time of 1:31.05.

Breitigam also qualified in three individual events.

He is seeded seventh in the 200 fly in 1:49.08, is 12th in the 200 I.M. in 1:51.20 and 18th in the 100 fly in :49.24.

All three times are ONU records.

Softball ranked No. 18 in first NFCA Divison III poll

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern softball team is ranked No. 18 in the first 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III poll released on Wednesday.

The Polar Bears received 8392 points in the poll, nine less than the 92 they received in the preseason poll, when they were ranked No. 15.

ONU has now been nationally ranked in five consecutive seasons and finished the year ranked No. 11 in 2012.

Montclair State (N.J.) is No. 1 with five first place votes and 197 points overall, Luther (Iowa) is second with 188 points and Tufts (Conn.) is third with 180 points.

Men's swimming & diving ranked No. 25 in final Endless Pools/College Swimming.com power rankings

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern men's swimming & diving team is ranked No. 25 in the fifth and final Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Division III power rankings released on Wednesday.

The Polar Bears (11-2 overall, 5-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) have an 27.8 rating.

Points for the Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com Top 25 is calculated using the average percentile rank of each team's top twenty-seven in each meet.

The Top 25 teams are ranked according on the basis of each team's highest-scoring meet over a four-week period.

Kenyon is ranked No. 1, Denison is No. 2 and MIT is No. 3.

Four named All-OAC in women's basketball; Durand named Coach of the Year

By Andrew Korba

Senior Joanna Snyder was named Co-OAC Player of the Year and was one of three Ohio Northern women's basketball players selected as a First Team All-OAC honoree in voting done by the OAC coaches.

Snyder was named First Team All-OAC, as was senior Morgan Dumbaugh and junior Cenzie Yoder.

Senior Katie Mengos earned an Honorable Mention All-OAC selection.

In addition, head coach Michele Durand was named OAC Coach of the Year.

This is the third All-OAC honor for Snyder and first time she was named First Team.

She is second on the team in points averaging 13.4 ppg and is also second in rebounding at 6.0 rpg.