Winter Weekly Release #4
Head Coach: Steve Bankson
Overall Record: 5-1
OAC Record: 0-1
THIS WEEK -- The 12th-ranked men's basketball team traveld to New Concord on Saturday to play Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum at the Muskingum HPER Center.
National Ranking -- In the latest Division III rankings available on the D3hoops.com internet Web site (December 5), BW was ranked 12th.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets split a pair of games played as they beat nonleague and traditional rival Oberlin, 97-62, on Wednesday in Berea and then lost 65-63 to Otterbein in their 2004-2005 OAC opener in Berea on Saturday.
In the win versus Oberlin, sophomore All-OAC forward Tori Davis (Elyria/ Open Door) led the way with a team-high 20 points and 10 rebounds. His older brother, senior 2-time All-OAC forward Thad Davis (Elyria/ Open Door) had 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Sophomore wing player Matt Marks (Boardman) chipped in 14 markers.
Despite its loss to Otterbein, Tori Davis had a game-high 26 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Thad Davis had another double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds, and senior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC point guard Tom Harrington (North Royalton/ Holy Name) had 10 points and six assists and played all 40 minutes.
Statistical Leaders -- Thad Davis tops the team in scoring with 20.0 points per game and rebounding with 12.5 rpg. He is canning 55.3 percent of his field goals (42-of-76) and tops the team with 16 blocked shots and 11 steals. Tori Davis is second in scoring at 18.8 ppg., second in rebounding with 8.0 rpg. and in blocks with 15. Tom Harrington is third in scoring at 9.0 ppg. and first with 39 assists and 10 three-pointers. Junior All-OAC guard Keith Aufmuth (Brooklyn) is scoring 7.7 ppg. and is second with 13 assists and tied with Matt Marks and Nick Meyer for second with six treys each. Marks is fifth in scoring at 6.7 ppg. and Meyer sixth at 4.2 ppg.
Thad Davis Was OAC Player of the Week -- Thad Davis was last week's OAC Player of the Week for his efforts in wins against Case Western Reserve (94-91) and Thiel, Pa. (86-82). Thad scored 66 points, grabbed 28 rebounds and blocked 12 shots in the two wins.
Thad Davis Named to D3hoops.com "Team of the Week" -- Thad Davis was also named to the D3hoops.com internet Web site "Team of the Week".
Thad Davis is 10th All-Time in Scoring and Ninth in Rebounding-- With his 1,461 career points, Thad Davis stands 10th on the all-time Yellow Jacket scoring list. He also has 730 career rebounds and is seventh on the all-time list.
Tori Davis and Keith Aufmuth Nearing 500-Point Mark -- Tori Davis and Keith Aufmuth both are nearing the 500-point plateau. Entering the Muskingum game., Tori Davis has 485 career points and Aufmuth has 480.
Tom Harrington is 10th-- Tom Harrington has 289 career assists and is 10th all-time. He led the OAC a year ago with 139 assists.
Bankson is BW's All-Time Winningest Men's Basketball Coach -- Veteran Head Coach Steve Bankson is the winningest men's basketball coach in BW history. Bankson has 350 career wins at BW and is 350-291 in 25 seasons at the College. Bankson is also 631-405 overall in 40 years as a head coach at the high school (49-24), Junior College (232-90) and NCAA Division III levels.
Matt Marks Finally Missed -- Matt Marks finally missed a foul shot. After canning the first 26 free throws of his career, Marks missed in his only attempt in the win against Oberlin. A year ago, as a freshman, Marks made all 22 of his foul shots.
Head Coach: Cheri Harrer
Overall Record: 4-1
OAC Record: 1-0
THIS WEEK -- The women's basketball team hosts OAC rival Muskingum on Saturday in its only game of the wek.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets won both games played as they defeated Grove City of Pennsylvania, 84-60, on Wednesday in Berea and then opened 2004-2005 OAC action with a thrilling, 72-70, last-second victory against Otterbein at the Rike Center in Westerville on Saturday.
In the win versus Grove City, sophomore guard Steffani Jaworski (Parma/ Padua) came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points, grab three rebounds, pass for three assists and make two steals with NO turnovers in 16 minutes of action. In addition, junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC point guard Nikki Altenweg (Perry) scored 11 points, passed for six assists and made two steals with NO turnovers in 17 minutes of playing time. Freshman forward Cara Shiplett (Canal Fulton/ Northwest) led the team with 10 rebounds and sophomore forward Michelle White (Hudson) had five points, seven rebounds and a team-leading four steals with just one turnover in 16 minutes of action.
In the win versus Otterbein, junior forward Jenn Neal (Mentor) canned a jumper with 12.6 seconds left and BW withstood a last-second three-pointer to win its fourth straight game. In the game, Neal scored 13 points, grabbed two rebounds, passed for two assists and blocked a shot. Sophomore forward Michelle White (Hudson) led the team in scoring with 15 points and tied Shiplett with a team-high eight rebounds.
Statistical Leaders -- Cara Shiplett tops the team in scoring at 12.6 ppg. and rebounding with 6.8 rpg. She is also canning a team-leading 51.1 percent of her field goals (23-of-45) and 71 percent of her foul shots (17-of-24). Nikki Altenweg is second scoring at 11.0 ppg. and leads the team with 24 assists and 13 steals. She also grabs 3.8 rpg. and is 14-of-19 from the foul line (.737). Steffani Jaworski is third in scoring at 9.4 ppg. and first with seven three-pointers. Jenn Neal is fourth in scoring at 7.8 ppg., third with 4.4 rpg. and first with six blocked shots. Michelle White is fifth in scoring at 7.0 ppg. and second with 6.0 rpg. Freshman guard Ashley Westenbarger (McComb) is sixth in scoring at 6.2 ppg., second with 13 assists and eight steals and tied with sophomore guard Kelly Williams (Canfield) for second with four three-pointers.
Cheri Harrer is BW's Winningest All-Time WBB Coach -- Veteran Head Coach Cheri Harrer has 282 career wins and is the winningest women's basketball coach in BW history. She is 282-109 in her 15 plus seasons in Berea. Harrer has led
BW to four OAC regular season titles, three OAC tourney crowns and seven appearances in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
SWIMMING & DIVING
Head Coach: Mike Gallagher
Men: 5-2 overall, 3-0 OAC
Women: 4-3 overall, 3-0 OAC
THIS WEEK -- The BW men and women have completed the 2004 portion of its 2004-2005 schedule.
THE NEXT MEET -- BW will not swim competitively again until it makes its annual Winter Break trip to Florida from January 1-8, 2005.
The 3-0 OAC Start, and a Possible Dual OAC Unbeaten Season -- The Yellow Jacket men and women are 3-0 against OAC schools and have an opportunity to complete the first-ever dual 4-0 OAC sweep by Yellow Jacket teams when they face rival Ohio Northern on January 22.
Two More Home Meets -- BW will host a pair of meets in January against Erie Community College on Jan. 15 at 1:00 p.m. and the annual Seniors' Night Meet on Jan. 21 against Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) at 6:00 p.m.
Head Coach: Rich Fleming
Overall Record: 3-6
Dual Match Record: 0-1
THIS WEEK -- The wrestling team is idle until January 8, 2005.
LAST WEEK -- BW lost in its only dual match of the week and then competed at the annual Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology Tournament.
In dual match action, BW lost 31-8 to Ohio Athletic Conference rival Ohio Northern at the Ursprung Gymnasium on Tuesday. Despite the loss, junior 197-pounder Devin Carman (Ashtabula/ Geneva) won by decision and junior 285-pounder Bryan Kmetz (Brunswick) won by technical falls.
At RIT, Carman won his second straight RIT individual title. He won it last year too and was also second as a freshman in 2002. No other information was available from the RIT tourney at the time of this press release. For more information, please visit the College athletics Web site at www.bw.edu/athletics and we will post that information as soon as it is made available to the SID Office.
Statistical Leaders -- After three weeks of competition and prior to the RIT Tournament, Bryan Kmetz topped the team with an 8-1 overall record and an .889 winning percentage. Devin Carman and freshman 157-pounder Gino Russo (Northfield Center/ Nordonia) are tied for second with six wins each. Carman is 6-1 with an .857 winning percentage and Russo is 6-2 with a .750 winning percentage.
BW Returns to Wrestling on January 8, 2005 -- On Jan. 8, 2005, BW gets back to wrestling when it travels to Ithaca, New York for a tri-match against Ithaca (N.Y.) and Montclair State (N.J.).
The Annual Division III Duals at Lycoming (Pa.) -- On January 15, BW competes at the annual Division III Dual Match Championships at Lycoming in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
BW is One of 8 Invited to the NCAA National Duals at CSU -- On January 21-22, BW will be one of eight Division III teams who will compete at the NCAA National Dual Match Championships at Cleveland State.
The 2005 Summa Invitational is on Saturday, February 5 -- The 19th Annual John Summa Memorial Wrestling Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 5 in the Rec Center Fieldhouse. The Summa tourney is annually one of the top small college events in the Midwest.
Justin Andes is a Football Academic All-American -- Senior football defensive back Justin Andes (Canal Fulton/ Canton Central Catholic) was named as a second-team ESPN THE MAGAZINE/ CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-American. Andes becomes the 31st Yellow Jacket football player to be so honored since 1972 and is the 23rd since 1983.
Andes, who carries a 3.73 grade average in biology and pre-med, led the secondary in tackles with 55 and is a four-year varsity contributor at DB and as a punt return specialist.
BW has more CoSIDA Academic All-American student-athletes than any other OAC school.
Andes is Also BW's Cleveland TD Club MVP -- Justin Andes will be honored at the January 17, 2005 Cleveland Touchdown Club Awards Dinner as BW's Most Valuable Player for 2004.
Kevin Soflkiancs is the North Region Special Teams Player of the Year -- Freshman Punter Kevin Soflkiancs (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark) was named as the Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette North Region Special Teams Player of the Year. Soflkiancs, a first-team All-OAC choice, led the conference and ALL of Division III in punting by averaging 42.7 yards in 55 attempts, including 20 punts that landed inside the opponents 20-yard line. Soflkiancs set a BW season-record for average and set a BW single-game and George Finnie Stadium record by averaging 52.0 yards in six attempts in a 31-24 win against Otterbein.
Ryan Lewis is Also All-North Region -- Senior defensive end Ryan Lewis (Holland/ Springfield), a second-team All-OAC pick, was a third-team All-North Region choice. Lewis led all linemen with 45 tackles and led the team with 14 tackles for lost yardage (87 yards) and nine quarterback sacks (62 yards). He was also a 2nd-team All-OAC pick in 2003.
11 Football Student-Athletes Named Academic All-OAC -- Eleven football student-athletes were named Academic All-OAC. Named as Academic All-OAC selections were Justin Andes, senior wide receiver Dave Ehrman (Strongsville/ 3.7 in business administration), junior middle linebacker Joe George (Massillon Perry/ 3.6 in pre-med), junior outside linebacker Justin Princehorn (Massillon Washington/ 3.27 in computer science), senior offensive center Tom Kovacevich (Strongsville/ 3.74 in math, economics and business), sophomore offensive guard Tom Lutz (Oregon Clay/ 3.61 grade average) and senior fullback Bryan Pickens (New London - Norwalk St. Paul/ 3.71 in pre-physical therapy). Both Andes and Ehrman were unanimous first-team picks. It marks the second straight year that Ehrman was a unanimous choice.
Named honorable mention Academic All-OAC are sophomore running back Brandon Hedges (Oregon Clay/ 3.3 in sport medicine), senior safety and captain Mike Scarcella (Strongsville - Parma Padua/ 3.4 in pre-med), senior defensive end Rick Schontz (Butler, Pa./ 3.27 in HPE) and senior defensive back Matt Walker (New Middletown - Springfield Local/ 3.4 in education).
Men's Tennis Team is Ranked 15th -- The men's tennis team was ranked 15th in the final ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Central Region rankings. In addition, seniors Mike Wagner (Avon Lake) and Ward Crane (Hudson/ Western Reserve) were ranked in doubles play.