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    UIC Student-Athletes Recognized on Fall Academic Honor Roll

    March 22, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS - In its ongoing effort to recognize student-athletes for their success in the classroom, the Horizon League office announced the members of the Fall Academic Honor Roll Tuesday. Forty-eight UIC student-athletes from 13 sports received the honor.

    Candidates for the Horizon League Honor Roll must meet three criteria in order to qualify: 1) participation in at least one of the League's 19 sports during the most recent (or current) season; 2) completion of three semesters (or four quarters, where applicable) as a full-time student at the same member institution; and 3) a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale).

    "We're committed to both academic and athletic excellence at UIC, and I'm really proud of our student-athletes for enjoying such success in the classroom the past few semesters," said UIC Director of Athletics Jim Schmidt. "That outstanding academic achievement is a credit to the hard work of so many people, beginning with the student-athletes themselves. Our academic staff, coaches and support areas throughout campus also need to be recognized; they make a lot of sacrifices to help achieve this level of success for our department."

    The women's swimming and diving team led the way for the Flames, boasting eight student-athletes that were recognized. The UIC men's tennis team had six student-athletes be honored, followed closely by the men's soccer program, which had five honorees. The Flames' women's track and field squad also saw six student-athletes garner recognition.

    Other UIC sports that had at least one student-athlete named to the Academic Honor Roll included baseball (1), women's basketball (2), men's cross country (3), women's cross country (1), softball (4), men's swimming and diving (1), women's tennis (2), men's track and field (3) and volleyball (3).

    During the 2010 fall semester, UIC student-athletes compiled a 2.97 cumulative grade-point-average, the second-best mark in UIC Athletics history.

    Nine of the Flames' 17 teams recorded a team GPA of 3.0 or higher, including five programs above a 3.2. Individually, 136 student-athletes compiled a GPA of 3.0 or better, more than 40 percent of all student-athletes. A total of 32 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

    UIC's Horizon League Fall Academic Honor Roll Members

    Steve McGuiggan (Baseball), 3.39 GPA, Sr., Communications
    Briana Hinkle (Women's Basketball), 3.78 GPA, Education - Instructional Leadership (Graduate School)
    Kristin Petrinec (Women's Basketball), 3.94 GPA, Sr., Mathematics
    Brian Denk, Men's Cross Country, 3.51 GPA, Jr., Teaching of History
    Matt Morse, Men's Cross Country, 3.91 GPA, Sr., History
    Matt Zaluckyj, Men's Cross Country, 3.43 GPA, Jr., Teaching of Math
    Rosemary Gillam, Women's Cross Country, 3.66 GPA, Sr., English
    Felipe Carrasco, Men's Soccer, 3.48 GPA, Fr.-RS, Undeclared
    Zach Kaleta, Men's Soccer, 3.65 GPA, Fr.-RS, Management
    Joe Radice, Men's Soccer, 3.20 GPA, So., Undeclared
    Alex Rickett, Men's Soccer, 3.54 GPA, Sr., Economics
    Taao Scarnato, Men's Soccer, 3.41 GPA, So., Undeclared
    Kara Komp, Softball, 3.78 GPA, So., Undeclared
    Melissa Preish, Softball, 3.68 GPA, So., Movement Sciences
    Coryn Schmit, Softball, 4.0 GPA, So., Movement Sciences
    Christie Seddon, Softball, 3.72 GPA, Sr., Accounting
    Evan Dunn, Men's Swimming/Diving, 3.57 GPA, Sr., Movement Science
    Lillian Cabel, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.57 GPA, Jr., Biology/Pre-Nursing
    Alex Farrar, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.43 GPA, Jr., Marketing
    Emily Hare, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.21 GPA, Sr., Nursing
    Sarah Harper, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.77 GPA, Jr., English
    Laurel Heath, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.69 GPA, Sr., Nursing
    McKinzine Jacbos, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.51 GPA, Sr., Nutrition
    Clair Martin, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.66 GPA, Jr., Communications
    Hannah Mikrut, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.9 GPA, So., Pre-Nursing
    Brooke Sawyer, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.47 GPA, Sr., Psychology
    Julia Shallcross, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.57 GPA, Sr., Nursing
    Sarma Zemjanis, Women's Swimming/Diving, 3.23 GPA, Sr., Communications
    Camilo Giraldo, Men's Tennis, 3.76 GPA, So., Communications
    Luiz Gonzaga, Jr., Men's Tennis, 3.3 GPA, Sr., Undeclared
    Nate Kirk, Men's Tennis, 3.36 GPA, Jr., Business-Finance
    Alex Marginean, Men's Tennis, 3.96 GPA, Jr., Biology
    David Robare, Men's Tennis, 3.81 GPA, Jr., Economics
    Scott Shepardson, Men's Tennis, 3.64 GPA, Jr., Finance
    Ilinca Cristescu, Women's Tennis, 3.74 GPA, Sr., Spanish and International Studies
    Mariya Kovaleva, Women's Tennis, 3.45 GPA, Jr., Undeclared
    Anthony Crawford, Men's Track & Field, 3.33 GPA, Jr., Exercise and Fitness
    Justin Higginbotham, Men's Track & Field, 3.3 GPA, So., Undeclared
    Erik Perez, Men's Track & Field, 3.91 GPA, Sr., Teaching of Math
    Andrea Crump, Women's Track & Field, 3.53 GPA, Jr., Sociology
    Laurel Heath, Women's Track & Field, 3.69 GPA, Sr., Nursing
    Aimee Schuh, Women's Track & Field, 3.47 GPA, Jr., Movement Sciences
    Kellie Schuh, Women's Track & Field, 3.23 GPA, Jr., Biology
    Constance Sciacero, Women's Track & Field, 3.44 GPA, Jr., Undeclared
    Ashley Williams, Women's Track & Field, 3.92 GPA, So., Biology
    Jacqueline Lang, Volleyball, 3.7 GPA, So., Undeclared
    Aubrey Sniegowski, Volleyball, 3.57 GPA, So., Industrial Design
    Casie Sullivan, Volleyball, 4.0 GPA, Education - Industrial Leadership (Graduate School)