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UIC Athletics Hall of Fame and Reunion Banquet Set for February 1


Cedrick Banks, UIC's all-time leading scorer, will be enshrined.

Cedrick Banks, UIC's all-time leading scorer, will be enshrined.

Dec. 5, 2012

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CHICAGO - The 2013 UIC Athletics Reunion and Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Friday, Feb. 1 at the UIC Forum, located at 725 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago. Six former student-athletes and coaches will be enshrined into the department's Hall of Fame during the ceremony, while Ray Clay will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The UIC Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes:

Don August: Football/Volleyball Coach
August was a football player at UIC in the early 1970s, and served as the Flames' head volleyball coach from 1981-2003. He coached six former student-athletes that have already been inducted into UIC's Athletic Hall of Fame. August was named the North Star Conference Coach of the Year in 1988 after leading the Flames to the conference championship. Overall, August guided UIC to seven 20-win seasons, and an overall record of 421-392.

Bob Augustine: Men's Golf
Augustine was a standout golfer for the Flames from 1966-69. He played his entire career at the No. 1 position, carding a four-year scoring average of 73.3. Augustine led UICC to 54-straight team victories, and was named the Flames' Co-MVP in all four seasons of his career. He was also twice tabbed the school's Athlete of the Year.

Cedrick Banks: Men's Basketball
Banks is one of the most decorated players in UIC Basketball history. He scored 2,097 points, which still stands as the Flames' career scoring record. Banks led UIC in scoring all four years of his career (2001-05), and was a three-time All-Horizon League First-Team honoree. The Windy City native was twice named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team, and led the Flames to three postseason berths, including a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in 2002 and 2004. Banks was named the Horizon League Tournament MVP in 2002, and chalked up second-team NABC All-District honors in 2005.

Blake Booher: Men's Swimming
Booher starred in the pool for the Flames from 2003-07, capturing eight Horizon League individual championships. He was named the Horizon League Male Swimmer of the Year in 2007after winning the individual title in the 100 freestyle, and spearheading relay championships in both the 200 and 400 free. The UIC record holder in the 50 freestyle (19.97 seconds), Booher was also First-Team All-Horizon League selection in 2006. Down the stretch of his career, he won 28-consecutive races in the 50 freestyle - he captured the Horizon League's individual title in the event in three-straight seasons (2005, 2006 and 2007).

Fernando Reyes: Cross Country, Track & Field
Reyes was a cross country and track & field standout at UIC from 1977-79. He garnered All-American honors in both 1977 and 1978, and was the leader on a Flames team that finished fourth in the nation. Reyes still stands as UIC's school record holder in both the 5,000 (14:30.00) and 10,000 meter runs (30:03.71) on the indoor track.

Amanda Rivera: Softball
Rivera, who starred on the softball diamond at UIC from 2000-04, has her name firmly planted throughout the UIC and Horizon League record books. The Redondo Beach, Calif., native is the Flames' all-time career leader in home runs (52) and also leads the Horizon League in that category. She enjoyed a stellar senior campaign in 2004, earning third-team All-American honors, while also being named the Horizon League Player of the Year and the Most Valuable Player of the League' s postseason tournament. Rivera is also second all-time at UIC in both career RBI's (193) and bases on balls (125).

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ray Clay: Football/Public Address Announcer/Campus Recreation Director
Clay was a football player at UIC in the early 1970s, and also served as the Campus Recreation Director from 1991-2007. As it pertains to Athletics, however, Clay is best known to Flames fans as the public address announcer at the UIC Pavilion during Flames men's basketball games. He has served in that role since 1980, also entertaining fans during hockey games when it was a varsity sport at UIC. Additionally, Clay was the PA announcer for the Chicago Bulls from 1990-2002.

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