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Junior middle hitter Shelby Buschur, senior outside hitter Sarah Drennen and junior setter Jenna Schreiver were named All-Midwest Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The trio helped NKU post a 26-6 record this season and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament.

Men’s Basketball

The men’s team remains undefeated in the season by defeating Urbana (Ohio), 95-74, on Oct. 21. The Norse (4-0) were led by sophomore guard Chad Jackson with 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Senior center Deandre Nealy and junior forward Ernest “Stretch” Watson chipped in 18 points. Nealy also tied a school record by blocking eight shots in the game.

Women’s Basketball
The women’s team signed four recruits in the early signing period for next season. The players are guard Rianna Gayheart from Owen County High School, forward Liz Reeves from Walsh Jesuit High School in Macedonia, Ohio; and Roush twins Christine, a guard, and Courtney, a forward, from Mercy Academy in Louisville.