June 6, 2014
The 2013-14 academic year featured exceptional accomplishments for UIC student-athletes. Over the summer months (June 2 – August 8), UICFlames.com will rewind and look back on the Top 40 Flames’ Moments from 2013-14. Each sport will be featured over ten weeks as we recap the year that was in UIC Athletics.
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Team: Women’s Cross Country
Moment: Ehrhardt Earns Athlete of the Year, Ehrhardt and Zaiter named to All-League First Team
Date: November 2, 2013
Location: Youngstown, Ohio
The women’s team secured second place against nine teams at the Horizon League Championships. Junior Tess Ehrhardt highlighted UIC’s performance as she took home top honors in the women’s race and was crowned Women’s Athlete of the Year. Junior Rebecca Zaiter joined Ehrhardt on the All-League first team.
- Ehrhardt was named Horizon League Runner of the Week for three consecutive weeks in a row and was named Horizon League Scholar of the Month in November.
- Ehrhardt took home first-place with a time of 18:11.17 at the College of DuPage Invitational and also competed in the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships placing fifth of 79 runners with a time of 17:44.01.
- Zaiter took home sixth-place at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 18:47.56.
- Zaiter set a career best this past season at the UW-Parkside Lucian Invite clocking in at 18:48.
All-Horizon League Teams and Individual Awards
Men’s Athlete of the Year: Eric Rupe, Youngstown State
Women’s Athlete of the Year: Tess Ehrhardt, UIC
Men’s Coach of the Year: Guy Murray, Detroit
Women’s Coach of the Year: Brian Gorby, Youngstown State
Men’s Freshman of the Year: Jacbob Bowman, Oakland
Women’s Freshman of the Year: McKinse Klim, Youngstown
Women’s All-League First Team
1. Tess Ehrhardt UIC (17:47.63)
2. Anna Pompeo Youngstown St. (18:02.01)
3. Louisa Coppola Detroit Mercy (18:14.35)
4. Samantha Hamilton Youngstown St. (18:20.86)
5. McKinsie Klim Youngstown St. (18:39.09)
6. Rebecca Zaiter UIC (18:47.56)
7. Jessica Richardson Valparaiso (18:49.19)
8. Allison Anich Wis.-Milwaukee (18:55.07)
PREVIOUS TOP MOMENTS
June 2 - Men's Soccer Posts 1-0 Shutout Against #19 Gonzaga
June 3 - Women's Basketball Defeats Wisconsin for Eighth Straight Win
June 5 - Granderson Opens New Stadium at UIC