ADA — Senior All-American Ryan Bruns was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third time this season.

Last week, Bruns led Ohio Northern to a perfect 2-0 record against Heidelberg and Muskingum to close the season. In his final two games at ONU, he led the team with 24.5 points per game, 11 rebounds per contest, and nine blocked shots.

Bruns concluded his collegiate career with 1,686 career points, which ranks fourth all-time in program history. Additionally, he owns the program record with 250 blocked shots, sits third in made field goals (643), is fifth in made free throws (366), and ranks 11th in rebounding (723) at Ohio Northern.

The Polar Bears finished the season with a 7-18 overall record and a 3-15 mark in the OAC.

Two other Ohio Northern athletes were also players of the week in the conference.

Freshman Noah Elliott was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.

On Saturday, Elliott led Ohio Northern to a 6-3, nonconference victory over Wittenberg at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center in Lima to open the 2019 spring slate. Elliott defeated the Tigers’ Gavin Tay 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 singles and teamed up with sophomore Hoang Do for an 8-3 triumph at No. 2 doubles.

The Hilliard product improved to 4-3 in singles action and to 3-1 in doubles play.

Senior goalkeeper Alex Pizarro was voted the first Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week for the 2019 season.

On Saturday, the ONU netminder recorded 11 total saves on 23 shots faced in the Polar Bears’ 12-10 loss to Elmhurst (Ill.) at Dial-Roberson Stadium. The senior also tallied two ground balls and a .478 save percentage in the nonconference affair.

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