Katie Hannemann Interviewed by The Horizon League Network|
Dec. 11, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - Redshirt senior center Katie Hannemann recently spoke with The Horizon League Network’s Kyle Binder about the Flames’ 6-2 start. UIC won its sixth consecutive game last Saturday (Dec. 7) with a 62-57 victory over Butler. Hannemann (16 points and eight rebounds) helped neutralize Bulldog center Liz Stratman, who entered the contest averaging a team-high 16.4 points per game and was held to eight points in only 24 minutes of action.
Hannemann is averaging 14.0 points and 9.0 rebounds over the first eight games of the 2013-14 season. She has been in double-figures in seven consecutive contests.
In the Horizon League, Hannemann ranks 13th in scoring, fifth in rebounding, third in field-goal percentage (.500) and fourth in offensive rebounding (3.4 per game). She also ranks 91st nationally in rebounding. Hannemann owns three double-doubles this season and eight in her career.
Hannemann, who has played in 85 games over her career, reached the 700 point milestone at Butler. She needs 146 more points this season to enter the program’s Top 20 scorers. Hannemann (417 career rebounds) is also on pace to enter the program’s Top 10 rebounders.
Hannemann was voted Preseason First Team All-Horizon League. She was selected Second Team All-League last season after averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds.
The Flames’ 6-2 record is the best start in 12 seasons and equals the best eight-game start in the Division I era. Since UIC became a Division I member in 1980-81, the Flames have been 6-2 to start a season twice (1995-96 & 2001-02).
It is also the Flames’ first six-game win streak since Jan. 11-Feb. 3, 2007 in the midst of a program-record 11 consecutive victories. Four of the six victories have been over 2012-13 WNIT participants (Idaho State, Miami Ohio, Texas Southern and Butler).
UIC is next in action Dec. 18 when the Flames travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. to take on Western Michigan (3-5). Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CT inside University Arena. A win would match the 2001-02 squad for the best nine-game start (7-2) in the Division I era.