ADA — For the second consecutive season, Ohio Northern's women's basketball team has represented the Ohio Athletic Conference with the Player of the Year as senior Amy Bullimore (Morrow/Little Miami) earned the honor for the 2017-18 campaign, while three Polar Bears earned All-OAC honors in the voting conducted by the league's 10 head coaches.

As well as being named the OAC Player of the Year, Bullimore was named First Team All-OAC, while junior Jenna Dirksen (Beavercreek/Carroll) earned Second Team All-OAC honors and senior Lindsey Black (Urbana/Graham) was dubbed Honorable Mention All-OAC.

This marks the first time in school history both the Ohio Northern women's basketball and men's basketball teams swept the OAC Player of the Year honor. Junior Ryan Bruns earned the honor for the men's basketball team this season.



Bullimore re-wrote the Ohio Northern record book in 2017-18 on her way to being a First Team All-OAC member for the third time in her career.

The senior finished her career as Ohio Northern all-time leading scorer (1,484 points), all-time leading rebounder (891 rebounds) and ranks second all-time at ONU with 174 career blocked shots.

In the final game of her career in the OAC Tournament Championship game, Bullimore broke the single-season scoring record at ONU, finishing the season with 492 points.

Bullimore also has the most rebounds in a single season (274 in 2017-18) at ONU, ranks second all-time in field goal percentage (.542), has the third best career scoring average in school history (13.3 ppg), ranks fourth all-time at ONU in free throws made (279), and has the fifth best career rebounding average in school history (8.0 rpg).

The senior led the OAC this season with 17.6 points per contest and 52 blocks and ranked second in the OAC with 9.8 rebounds per contest and shooting .553 from the field.

Dirksen earned her second career All-Conference nod after being named Second Team All-OAC in 2017-18.

The junior was second on the team, averaging 8.9 points per contest and logged the most minutes on the team.

Dirksen also led the team and was sixth in the OAC with 82 assists. She ranks second all-time at Ohio Northern, shooting .841 from the free throw line.

Black earned her first career All-OAC honor after being named Honorable Mention All-OAC in 2017-18.

The senior was third on the team averaging 7.7 points per contest and was also third on the team with 63 assists after starting all 28 games for ONU.