4/10/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University will hold an “Eagle Nation Celebration” that will honor the 2013 women’s basketball team that won the Division II national championship as well as the All-Americas, national qualifiers and national champions in a number of other AU sports.
The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Jack Miller Stadium inside the Dwight Schar Athletic Complex off Broad Street.
“This will be a celebration honoring approximately 70 student-athletes and we are asking that the community and university come together to pay tribute to these outstanding athletes who have produced one of the greatest single years in athletics at Ashland University,” said William Goldring, athletic director at AU.
According to Goldring, the event will feature recognition of the national championship women’s basketball team as well as the national champions, national qualifiers and All-Americas in men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s swimming, wrestling, men’s cross country and women’s volleyball.
The event, which will be emceed by AU alumnus Ken Dworznik, will feature a number of dignitaries including AU President Fred Finks and Glen Stewart, mayor of the city of Ashland.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.