Student-athlete award ceremony to be held Monday, April 27
The Flames' 2014-15 season comes to an end
Five members of the Flames squad will compete at the three-day competition
Jason Gaides, Brett Valin, Alex Dumstorf, Trent Jarrett and Jacob Thurber will represent UIC
Gaides placed second in all-around competition (84.600)
Valin's Individual Results
2014-15: Was Awarded the Edward J. Saleh Memorial Award and Scholarship... Posted his season high of 83.800 in the All-Around at the ECAC Championships in West Point, New York...Won first place on still rings with a 14.600 at the ECAC's All-Around Competition...Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the All Around for the first time in his career...Recorded career best scores on floor exercise (13.800), parallel bars (14.600), and high bar (14.300)...Broke a school record and tallied his career best on vault with a score of 15.00 against Illinois (Jan. 9).
2013-14: One of UIC's main All-Around competitors... Advanced to the NCAA Championships in vault and parallel bars... Season-best score in an individual event was a 14.800 on vault March 8 at Illinois...Scored a season best 14.200 on parallel bars on two occasions (Jan. 12- Illinois, March 28- ECAC Championships)... Notched a 14.200 on rings March 8 at Illinois...Achieved a season-best score of 13.250 three times on floor exercise (Jan. 18- Windy City Invitational, Feb. 15- Temple, March 22- Michigan)... Scored a 13.100 on pommel horse Feb. 8 at SUNY-Brockport... Tallied a season-best score of 13.450 on high bars Feb. 28 at Air Force Academy... Season-best score of 79.500 in the All-Around was on March 28 at the ECAC Championships
2012-13: Showed versatility by competing on the vault, high bars, parallel bars and rings ... Season-best score on the vault was a 14.950 tally on Feb. 24 against Minnesota ... Recorded a season-best 14.100 on the parallel bars on March 1 against Air Force ... Racked up a season-best 13.700 on the high bars at Ohio State (March 9) ... Best score on the rings was a tally of 13.550 in the season opener against Illinois (Jan. 12).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated at Lakes (Ill.) ... member of Ultimate Gymnastics ... biggest athletic thrill to date is qualifying second day at the 2012 NCAA Championships on vault ... born June 10, 1993 in Lindenhurst, Ill. ... son of Russel and Jeanne Valin ... has one brother, Brian ... currently enrolled as a Management major.