Top Flames Moment: Ishimaru and Ciesielski Win HL Weekly Awards

Kei Ishimaru was named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 6 and Jan. 14
Kei Ishimaru was named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 6 and Jan. 14

July 15, 2014

The 2013-14 academic year featured exceptional accomplishments for UIC student-athletes. Over the summer months (June 2 – August 8), 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.

Team: Men’s Swimming
Ishimaru and Ciesielski Win HL Weekly Awards
January 11, 2014
Dorschel Natatorium in Green Bay, Wis.

UIC sophomore Kei Ishimaru was named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week and Sophomore Mark Ciesielski was named Horizon League Diver of Week for Jan. 4 - Jan. 11. The awards come after stellar performances at Green Bay. These were the fourth and fifth Horizon League award for the Flames that season.

- Ishimaru picked up three victories against Green Bay as he was victorious in the 100 fly (50.87), the 200 fly (1:53.84) and the 200 IM (1:54.22).
- Ishimaru had three or more victories three times this past season against Green Bay, Milwaukee and Cleveland State.
- Ciesielski took home top honors on the three-meter board in the meet against Green Bay with a score of 281.32. He also placed third on the one-meter board with a final score of 253.65.
- Ciesielski scored a career-best 309.23 on the three-meter board against Valparaiso.


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
June 6 - Ehrhardt Wins HL Women's Athlete of the Year
June 9 - Dion Named NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year
June 10 - Ogunleye Wins Triple Jump at HL Championships
June 12 - Volleyball's Five-Set Win over Marshall
June 13 - Barlow's 38 Points Clinches Third Place for Flames at Showcase
June 16 - Women's Tennis Defeats Oakland 6-1
June 17 - Smollen Wins Individual Title at Green Bay Dual
June 19 - Ishimaru Wins 200 Butterfly at HL Championship
June 20 - UIC Upsets Michigan State and Indiana in Hoosier Classic
June 23 - Women's Soccer Completes Roster for Inaugural Season
June 24 - UIC to Host 2018 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships
June 26 - Men's Tennis Extends Win Streak to Three
June 27 - Women's Swimming and Diving's Strong Showing at HL Championships
June 30 - Flames Collect Eighth Straight with 3-1 Win Over Drake
July 1 - Flames Tie Program Record With 11th Straight Win
July 2 - Flames Power Their Way to an 18-5 Romp Against Purdue
July 3 - Ehrhardt Earns All-Region Honors
July 7 - Women's Gymnastics Tops Illinois State in Final Home Meet
July 8 - Mwale Wins High Jump at HL Championships
July 10 - Volleyball Wins Five-Set Thriller at Cleveland State
July 11- UIC Defeats March Madness Participant Milwaukee, 80-58
July 14 - Jana Knoppe Ties UIC Career Singles Victories Record