There are five local women, including two from Fulton County, playing basketball at Ursuline College of NCAA Division II in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
Ursuline College is 21-3 with two regular season games to play. Last year Ursuline’s record was 8-21 for the season.
Ursuline has won their last eight games and is currently ranked in the top ten in scoring in the nation for Division II. If Ursuline wins their last two contests, they will host their conference tournament and will be the number one seed. Ursuline has 10 girls on the active roster and five of them are from the Toledo Area; sophomore Camille Gist from Toledo Christian, and four freshman which include; Christiana Jefferson of Toledo Notre Dame, Kelsey Michaels of Clyde, Brigan Wymer of Delta and Natalie Koenig from Wauseon. All five have made significant contributions to Ursuline’s success this year. Several are in the tops in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC).
Wymer, who is the NWOAL all-time leading scorer, is eighth in the conference in scoring, averaging 12.7 points per game (ppg) and is 13th in the league in steals with 16. Wymer is 17th in the conference in rebounding.
The week of Feb. 8 Wymer was the GMAC conference player of the week. Wymer led the team in scoring for both contests that week. She averaged 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals per game.
In one game she scored 30 points, while also adding five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Wymer has started 14 games for Ursuline.
Koenig is 12th in the conference in scoring with 11.9 ppg, second in the conference in free throw percentage at 83.8 percent, ninth in the conference in assists with 35 and seventh in the conference in assist to turnover ratio at 1.1 per game.
She is 12th in her conference in steals with 18 and the freshman is sixth in the conference in minutes played per game – averaging 29.2. Koenig has started 15 games.
Ursuline College Assistant Coach Aaron Horn also has Toledo area ties. Horn is a 2012 graduate of the University of Toledo where he majored in both Marketing and E-Commerce while also spending a year with the UT men’s basketball team as a preferred walk-on.
After his playing days ended, Horn worked with both the UT men’s and women’s basketball programs in many capacities. As a manager for the Toledo men’s team, he worked closely with the coaching staff and graduate assistants in every facet of the program, ranging from game strategy to travel arrangements. During the 2012-13 season, Horn was with the women’s basketball squad as the Rockets went 29-4 and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the WNIT.
Horn has coached freshmen at Toledo St. Francis and Woodward high schools while also working with the Cleveland Wolverines and Toledo Elite AAU clubs.