Kenyon senior Kayla Ernst (Batavia, OH/Batavia) was the North Coast Athletic Conference's lone selection on the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America Team, it was announced on Tuesday, February 19, by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The 2013 NCAC Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament's concluded on Saturday evening with top seed DePauw (28-0) earning the women's title with a 63-49 triumph over second-seeded Kenyon (20-8), while second seed Ohio Wesleyan (22-5) hoisted the trophy on the men's side with a 76-66 victory over top-seeded Wooster (23-5). As tournament champions, the Tigers and Battling Bishops have earned the league's automatic bid into their respective NCAA Division III Basketball Tournaments.
As conference champions, DePauw will be the top seed in the 29th annual NCAC Women’s Basketball Tournament. Tournament play begins with quarterfinal games at campus sites on Tuesday evening. Tournament seeding follows the final regular-season standings with the top four seeds hosting quarterfinal contests.
DePauw (14-0, 23-0) , having already captured the NCAC championship and the No. 1 seed for the 2013 NCAC Women’s Basketball Tournament, continued its unbeaten conference record with a 71-46 victory over Oberlin. The final seven seeds for the conference tournament will be determined this week as the NCAC regular season schedule officially comes to a close on Saturday. League action picks back up this Wednesday with four games on the slate, highlighted by DePauw traveling to Wittenberg (7-7, 11-12) and Ohio Wesleyan (7-7, 8-15) hosting Kenyon (10-4, 16-7). Saturday features four more matchups, highlighted by Allegheny (8-6, 13-10) visiting Kenyon and Wittenberg hosting Ohio Wesleyan.
The DePauw women's basketball team, which has clinched it second-straight NCAC title, remains No. 1 on both the D3hoops.com Top 25 and the Women's Basketball Coaches' Association (WBCA) Top 25, while the Wooster men have dropped six spots to No. 14 on the men's version of the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. In addition, the Ohio Wesleyan appears in the "Others Receiving Votes" portion of the men's poll.
DePauw (13-0, 22-0) clinched its second straight outright NCAC title, following a 91-46 win on the road against Hiram. The Tigers have now posted 47 straight regular seasons wins and have won at least 22 games for the past 12 seasons. League action resumes this week with four games each on Wednesday and Saturday.
Three North Coast basketball players have been recognized for the academic and athletic successes this season by being named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Squad, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on January 31st.
Denison senior guard Serafina Nuzzo (Western Springs, Il/Fenwick) had a big week leading the Big Red to win over Oberlin and Hiram. Nuzzo scored 23 points, six steals, five rebounds and three assists against Hiram. On Thursday versus Oberlin she led the way with 21 points, five rebounds and five steals. She shot 60 percent from the field and was 9-for-14 from beyond the arc. On Saturday, Nuzzo moved into fifth place on the Denison all-time scoring list with 1,261 career points.