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NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 11/12

NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 11/12

NCAC Weekly Newsletter - Nov. 12


North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week – Nov. 12


Football - Offensive Athlete of the Week – Isaac Avant, Wabash

Wabash’s Isaac Avant (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) ran for 150 yards and caught two passes for nine total yards to help Wabash to a 24-17 victory over DePauw in the 125th Monon Bell Classic Saturday. Avant’s 150 yards is the most in a single game against the DePauw defense this season, facing a Tigers team that limited opposing teams to an average of 49 rushing yards per game. He moved to sixth on the Wabash single-season rushing list, finishing the year with 1,181 rushing yards.


Football - Defensive Athlete of the Week – Terrance Crowe, Wittenberg

Wittenberg’s Terrance Crowe (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield) generated 19 tackles, a sack and a 50-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the Tigers 27-21 victory over Wittenberg on Saturday. The win secured Wittenberg as one of three co-champions of the NCAC, posting an 8-1 record within the conference. 


Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Drake Horton, Denison

In a matchup in the top two teams in Division III, No. 1 Denison men’s swimming and diving raced to a 188.5-109.5 over No. 2 Kenyon College on Saturday afternoon at the Trumbull Aquatic Center in Granville, Ohio. Led by 11 victories and three total wins for sophomore Drake Horton (Madison, Wis./James Madison), the Big Red opened with wins in the first three events of the day, highlighted by Horton, Brett Weicht, Tiernan Foster-Smith, and Carson Clear teaming up to win the 200 medley relay in 1:32.18. Horton also went on to win the 200 free and 100 free, logging a 46.67 in the 100, and a season-best 1:42.43 in the 200.


Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week – Crile Hart, Kenyon

Kenyon’s Crile Hart (Pepper Pike, Ohio/Hawken) posted three NCAA Division III “B” cuts in winning fashion against No. 2-ranked Denison on Saturday. She swam a season-best in both the 100 backstroke (55.83) and the 200 IM (2:02.57), winning both events. She also collected a third victory in the 200 backstroke, touching in 2:02.26.


Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week – Olivia Canning, Oberlin

Senior center Olivia Canning (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln Sudbury) notched her 16th career double-double in Oberlin’s 59-45 win over Alma on Saturday. In just 28 minutes of work, Canning went 7-of-9 from the floor and was a perfect 3-of-3 at the free throw line to post 17 points to accompany her 10 rebounds. The school’s all-time leading shot blocker also added three rejections to bring her career count to 272.


NCAC Milestones & Records (Nov. 5 - Nov. 11)

Kenyon Football - Lords junior quarterback Thomas Merkle (York, Pa./York) moved into first place all-time in program history in passing yards following the team’s game vs. Denison on November 10. He’s now accumulated 8,248 yards eclipsing the previous Kenyon career record of 8,154 yards set by Brad Hensley ‘95.

Kenyon Football - Ian Robertson’s (Aliso Viejo, Calif./Aliso Niguel) seven catches vs. Denison gave him 101 for the season. That total surpassed the Lords’ previous single-season mark of 99 receptions set by Brian Hunca in his senior season of 2016.

Denison Football - Denison quarterback Canaan Gebele (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) became the third player in NCAC history to amass 10,000 yards of total offense.