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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.

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.