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Men’s CC places 16th at Nationals

The Northern Kentucky University Men’s Cross-Country Team finished 16th out of 24 teams in the 50th anniversary of the NCAA Division II Nationals. The team finished 22nd last year.

On the men’s team, junior Zack Koehler became the second runner in NKU history to earn All-American honors after finishing 32nd out of 187 runners at nationals. He joins John Lott, who finished 19th at nationals in 1979, as the only NKU recipients of this award.

Hoekzema makes Norse history

On the Northern Kentucky University Women’s Cross-Country Team, senior Julianne Hoekzema made Northern Kentucky University history by becoming NKU’s first women’s runner to qualify for nationals. She finished in 70th place out of 189 runners.

Holmes named to All-American Team

Senior middle hitter Liz Holmes was selected for the NCAA Division II All-American first team. She finished her career with 1,850 kills, the most in school history.

Two other players – Kristina Eisenmenger and Natalie Forbes – were named honorable mention All-Americans by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Eisenmenger, a junior right-side hitter finished No. 2 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in hitting percentage and No. 4 in kills. She joined the 1,000-kills club this season and will begin her senior year with 1,276 career kills.

Forbes, a junior setter averaged 13.52 assists per game.

Hockey club splits series

The Northern Kentucky University Hockey Club split a two-game series against IPFW, winning the first match 5-3 and losing the second game 4-3.

The team’s record is 6-5 on the year, tallying a 3-2 record at home and are currently in seventh place in the North Division in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Next for the Norse is a matchup with Lansing Community College, Nov. 30 at the Northern Kentucky Ice Center in Crescent Springs, Ky.

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