Both squads begin regular season Friday, Jan. 9
Flames return three seniors for the 2015 season (Brett Valin, Kyle Christiansen and Jason Gaides)
Flames to compete at the UIC Pavilion for the first time in program history
71 UIC student-athletes were named to All-League Teams
Student-athlete awards ceremony took place Thursday night at the UIC Forum
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.