College Sports Madness Names Two Flames Preseason All-Horizon League|
Oct. 14, 2013
CHICAGO - With three weeks remaining before the start of the 2013-14 season, a pair of UIC Flames has earned preseason recognition. Seniors Katie Hannemann and Rachel Story have been named College Sports Madness Preseason First Team All-Horizon League, the association announced last week.
Both Hannemann and Story are coming off stellar years in 2012-13. Hannemann was voted Second Team All-League while Story was selected to the All-Newcomer squad. The duo combined to average nearly 30 points per game and led the Flames in scoring in 24 of their 29 regular season contests.
Hannemann was honored as the conference Player of the Week twice (Feb. 11 & Feb. 25). She led the team in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and ranked second in scoring (13.6 ppg). The Homer Glen, Ill. native tallied 22 double-digit scoring performances and five 20-point outings. She shot a team-best .502 (163-of-325) from the floor and ranked fifth in the Horizon League. Hannemann’s 3.8 offensive rebounds per game ranked second in the conference.
Story led the team in scoring and ranked sixth in the Horizon League at 15.6 points per game. She also tallied a 3.7 assists per game average, which led the team and ranked ninth in the conference. Story served as the conference's highest scoring newcomer and garnered Newcomer of the Week honors on Nov. 26. The Milwaukee, Wis. native was one of just six players in the conference to finish the season with 11 20-point outings.
UIC will take the court for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 2, when the Flames entertain Elmhurst College in their lone exhibition game. The regular season opener is set for Friday, Nov. 8, when St. Xavier visits the UIC Pavilion.
College Sports Madness 2013-14 Preseason All-Horizon League Teams
Coach of the Year - Kevin Borseth, Green Bay
Player of the Year - Kim Demmings, Wright State
Freshman of the Year - JJ Williams, Wright State
G Cori Coleman, Cleveland State