Seven UIC Student-Athletes Named to HL Fall All-Academic Teams

Jan. 16, 2014

Official Horizon League Release

INDIANAPOLIS - The Horizon League announced Thursday (Jan. 16) that seven UIC student-athletes earned 2013 Fall Academic All-League recognition, an increase of five from last year. The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports.

UIC’s seven honorees came in third place in the conference after an eighth-place finish last fall. MaryKate Imrie (volleyball) was honored for the second consecutive season.

Volleyball, men’s cross country and men’s soccer all had two student-athletes awarded. Tess Ehrhardt, the Horizon League Cross Country Women’s Athlete of the Year, was the Flames’ lone women’s cross country honoree.

"Our student-athletes continue to raise the bar academically and athletically. Having seven student-athletes make the Horizon League Fall All-Academic Teams, which is an increase of five students from the previous year, is just fantastic," said UIC Director of Athletics Jim Schmidt. "Kudos to these students for earning a 3.2 grade-point-average after a semester filled with long days of classes, practice, weight lifting, conditioning and study hall.”

A total of 53 student-athletes from five fall sports were honored in balloting by the League’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors. To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.

2013 Fall Academic All-League Honorees

Women’s Cross Country
Tess Ehrhardt (Won HL Championship; HL Women's Athlete of the Year)

Men’s Cross Country
Cody Lee (49th-place at the Horizon League Championship)
Lucas Beltran (58th-place at the Horizon League Championship)

Men’s Soccer
Slobodan Aleksov (All-Horizon League First Team)
Thomas Villamil (All-Horizon League Second Team)

Sara Sternard (All-Horizon League Team)
MaryKate Imrie (Third in the Horizon League with 9.94 assists per set)

Honorees by School
Milwaukee – 10
Valparaiso – 8
UIC – 7
Green Bay – 6
Detroit – 5
Oakland – 5
Youngstown State – 5
Wright State – 4
Cleveland State – 3