Athletes of the Year

June 19, 2013

Ebert, Kornowski Named Walsh's Female and Male Athletes of the Year

Erin Ebert (Sr., Jeromesville, OH/Hillsdale) and Kenny Kornowski (Sr., Marshallville, OH/Smithville) have been selected as the 2012-13 Female and Male Athletes of the Year at Walsh University. The pair will be recognized on Saturday, September 14 at halftime of the Walsh/Northwood University football game at Fawcett Stadium at 12 pm.

Ebert pitched two no-hitters for Walsh and finished her senior year 8-8 with a 2.60 ERA. Erin pitched the first Opening Day no-hitter in Walsh history, when she turned the trick against Holy Family on March 3. She then pitched a five inning no-hitter, with 8 strikeouts, against Notre Dame College on April 17.  Erin led the team in wins (8), and tied for the team lead with 11 complete games and two shutouts. She held the opposition to two runs or less in nine starts and fanned eight or more batters in a single game eight times. She finished the season with 99 strikeouts and was second in the GLIAC in strikeouts per game with 7.4. She finishes her Walsh career fifth in career wins (42), fourth in games started (73), fourth in complete games (54), fourth in total appearances (87), fifth in innings pitched (461.2), second in strikeouts (443) and tied for first with four career no-hitters.  A Nursing major, Ebert carries a 3.084 grade point average.

Kornowski, a first-team All-GLIAC selection, averaged a career best 20.6 points, 9.1 rebounds and shot 57% from the field, 36% from three-point, and 72% from the line. He started every game for the Cavaliers and scored 535 points. Kornowski scored in double figures 25 times with a season-high 31 points in an upset win of GLIAC North Division leader Wayne State University. He scored 20 points or more in a single game 15 times, and in the last nine games of the season. He was named GLIAC South Division Player of the Week in December. Kornowski was tabbed a 2013 Bulletin All-America Honorable Mention and to the 2013 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-District Team for the Midwest Region. Kornowski scored 1,289 career points (14.0 ppg) and grabbed 688 career rebounds. A Finance major, Kornowski carries a 3.364 grade point average. Walsh finished 18-8 overall, and second in the GLIAC South Division with a 14-8 record.