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    UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

    June 12, 2014

    CHICAGO - Thirty-five student-athletes representing 17 varsity sports received their bachelor's degrees from UIC at the completion of the 2013-14 academic year. The graduation ceremonies, held at the UIC Pavilion, honored students graduating either at the conclusion of the spring semester or summer session.

    The Flames' men's cross country/track & field teams had a combined five student-athletes graduate. The baseball, men’s soccer and women’s basketball programs boasted the second most graduates with four student-athletes receiving their degrees. The men’s soccer team captured the Horizon League regular season title and the women’s basketball squad won the WBI Championship.

    The men’s gymnastics, women’s swimming & diving and women’s track & field teams saw three student-athletes graduate. Sharon Mwale concluded her career by taking home top honors in the high jump at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

    The men's swimming & diving, softball and volleyball programs had two student-athletes graduate. Natalie Hernandez has continued her softball career with the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch and Jacki Fletcher capped off her career by being named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team.

    The men’s basketball, women's tennis and women’s gymnastics teams each had one student-athlete graduate. Kelsey Barlow led the men’s basketball team in scoring at 14.8 points per game, Kathryn Sharples ended her career with 67 singles wins and Catherine Dion was named the NACGC/W Regional Gymnast of the Year.

    Below is a list of UIC student-athletes that completed their academic curriculum and are set to receive their bachelor's degree.

    Baseball (4)
    Jon Ryan
    Mike Schoolcraft
    Charlie Weinberg
    Collin Weyer

    Men’s Basketball (1)
    Kelsey Barlow

    Men’s Track & Field and Cross Country (5)
    Arash Darbandi
    Thomas Kohs
    Angelos Karkalis
    Photis Karkalis
    Andy Rosete

    Men’s Gymnastics (3)
    Lukasz Adamczyk
    Jacob Mager
    Lance Ridenoure

    Men’s Soccer (4)
    Slobodan Aleksov
    Josh Beard
    Alexios Fronimos
    Piotr Kikolski

    Men’s Swimming & Diving (2)
    Josh Jacobson
    Conor Ozog

    Women’s Basketball (4)
    Katie Hannemann
    Emily Kobel
    Rachel Story
    Megan Wallace

    Women’s Gymnastics (1)
    Catherine Dion

    Softball (2)
    Jacki Fletcher
    Natalie Hernandez

    Women’s Swimming & Diving (3)
    Kristi Carling
    Alisa Penkala
    Melanie Waszak

    Women’s Tennis (1)
    Kathryn Sharples

    Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country (3)
    Mariya Denisenko
    Sharon Mwale
    Noelle Williams

    Volleyball (2)
    Justine Garcia
    MaryKate Imrie