AU To Hold Eagle Nation Celebration On April 18

The Eagles celebrate at the Elite Eight.
The Eagles celebrate at the Elite Eight.

Ashland University will hold an Eagle Nation Celebration that will honor the 2013 women's basketball team that won the NCAA Division II national championship, as well as the All-Americas, national qualifiers and national champions in a number of other sports.

The celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 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 AU director of athletics Bill 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.