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Senior Amy Elmer named OAC women's diver of the week

By Zaji Lieberman

Senior Amy Elmer has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Diver of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13.

On Friday, Elmer won two events to lead the Ohio Northern women's swimming & diving team to a 125-112 victory over Oberlin at the ONU Sports Center.

Elmer swept the 1- and 3-meter diving events with scores of 195.70 and 240.45, respectively.

On Saturday, Elmer won the 1-meter diving with a career-best 418 points in the 11-dive format. Her point total also qualifies her for the NCAA III Regionals in the event.

Junior Christian Garlock named OAC men's swimmer of the week

By Zaji Lieberman

Junior Christian Garlock has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13.

On Friday, Garlock won the 50 free in :22.70 and won the 200 breast in 2:18.75 to lead No. 17-ranked Ohio Northern to a 160-81 victory over Oberlin at the ONU Sports Center.

Northern swept the freestyle events, led by Garlock's win in the 50 free.

On Saturday, Garlock swept the freestyle sprint events to lead the Ohio Northern to a 150-91 victory at Mount Union. Garlock won the 50 free in :22.16 and touched first in the 100 free in :48.25.

No. 9 women's basketball stays perfect in OAC play with 61-47 win at Capital

By Andrew Korba

The No. 9 Ohio Northern women's basketball team extend their winning streak to 13 games with a 61-47 victory over Capital at  the Capital Center on Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Polar Bears are now 14-1 on the season and a perfect 8-0 in OAC play, while the Crusaders fall to 10-5, 5-3.

Senior Joanna Snyder led the way for Northern with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting.

Junior Cenzie Yoder added 13 points and nine rebounds and senior Morgan Dumbaugh scored 11.

Cookie Geroski led Capital with 12 points on the afternoon.

ONU never trailed in the contest and began the game with a 9-0 run.

Comeback effort falls short as men's basketball drops 69-64 decision to Capital

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern rallied from a 19-point deficit to close within two, but Capital held on for an exciting 69-64 men's basketball victory Saturday at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears fall to 7-8 overall and are 3-5 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, while the Crusaders improve to 11-4 overall and stay atop the OAC with an 8-0 mark.

Junior Jared Horstman scored 14 points, sophomore Lucas Pennington scored 14 points and junior Branden Rushton chipped in 12 points for ONU.

Capital was led by Spencer Niekamp and Tim Congrove with 17 points each.

Kyle Kwiat becomes ONU's all-time career wins leader as #19 wrestling finishes fifth at Lycoming Duals

By Tim Glon

Senior Kyle Kwiat became Ohio Northern's all-time career wins leader, leading the No. 19-ranked Polar Bears to a fifth place finish at the 2013 Budd Whitehill Duals at Lycoming (Pa.) College on Saturday.

Kwiat went 3-0 on Saturday, leading ONU to victories over Thiel (Pa.), Williams (Mass.) and No. 25 College of NBew Jersey, and posted a  6-0 record on the weekend.

The Polar Bears defeated Thiel 32-8, topped Williams 26-11 and won the fifth place match 24-19 over New Jersey.

Kwiat, the defending national champion and nation's top-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds is now 22-3 on the season and is 135-16 in his career.

Women's swimming & diving moves into first place in OAC with 134-105 victory at Mount Union

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern women's swimming & diving team moved into a three-way tie in the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season standings with a 134-105 victory at Mount Union on Saturday.

The Polar Bears improve to 5-4 overall and are 3-1 in the OAC, while the Purple Raiders fall to 8-1, 3-1.

ONU and UMU are tied with John Carroll for first place in the OAC with 3-1 marks.

The Polar Bears won 10 of the 13 events on the day.

Junior Lindsey Rayhill and freshman Lindsey Inkrott each won two events and were part of ONU's winning 400 medley relay team.

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