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Scholar-Athlete Brian Oilar Profiled in Hometown Newspaper

February 13, 2008

Brian Oilar.jpgFebruary 13, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "DePauw's Brian Oilar is finishing his college basketball career with a flourish both on and off the court," begins a story in today's edition of Indiana's Noblesville Daily Times. "In addition to being a key contributor to the Tigers' men's basketball team, Oilar has also earned a big academic honor as well. The Noblesville graduate was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 College Division Second Team, an honor voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America."

Oilar tells the newspaper, "I was really excited about it, because it takes into account both performance on the court and performance on the classroom. Both of those things mean a lot to me."

Richie Hall writes, "On the court, Oilar is the third-leading scorer for DePauw at 12.2 points per game, the leading rebounder at 8.1 boards per game, and has 14 blocked shots for the season ... In the classroom, Oilar has a 3.60 grade-point average. The history major's academic honors are just as big as scoring output: He has a three-time selection to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll, and has been inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, a national student-athlete honor Oilar Action Oglethorpe 1.jpgsociety. Also, Oilar is a member of the National Society of College Scholars and has served on the SCAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee."

"It just really takes a lot of time manangement and a lot of sacrifice," Oilar says. "You have to be dedicated to both. I think the biggest thing for me is the time manangement. My days are pretty structured and down to the minute as far as the schedule goes."

Access the complete article, "Oilar earning high marks on and off the court at DePauw," at the Daily Times' Web site.

The Tigers are 18-4 and winners of eight consecutive games heading into Saturday afternoon's home contest with Centre College. Get the latest at the men's basketball team's Web page.

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