Women's Tennis wins Academic Team of the Year for the seventh time in 12 years
Caitlan Smollen led the Flames with a round of 86
Ryann Gilley carded a 41 on the front nine for a total of 83
Event is the Flames' final prep before the Horizon League Championship (April 24-27)
Caitlan Smollen led the Flames with a round of 83
Kayla Stueland, Caitlan Smollen & Ryann Gilley
TOP 5 ROUNDS
2012-13: Played in all 11 tournaments during the fall and spring seasons ... Named to the Horizon League's spring All-Academic Team ... Carded 12 rounds in the 80s, including eight during the fall season ... Shot a six-over-par 79 in the opening round of the Detroit Titans Fall Classic (Sept. 9-10) at Hartland Glen Country Club in Hartland, Michigan ... On the weekend, shot 79-83, her best two-round score of the 2012-13 season ... Shot 85-82 (167) at the WIU Autumn Invitational at Henry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb, Illinois ... Carded a two-round total of 169 (85-84) at the Loyola Invitational (April 20-21) at the Golf Club of Illinois ... Season scoring average was 90.05.
2011-2012 (Freshman): Took 14th in the Detroit Titans Invitational, April 9-10, at Western Golf & Country Club in Redford, Mich. ... placed 14th at the Loyola Invitational on April 21-22 ... assisted the Flames in their 10th place finished in the Spring Sunshine Classic on March 8-9 ... finished fifth at the Detroit Fall Invite on October 8-9 where she posted one of the first-two sub-par rounds (along with Perez) in program history, leading UIC women's golf team to consecutive school-record team rounds.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four time letter winner in golf at St. Francis (Ill.)... three time state qualifier ... regional winner ... first team All-Area sophomore, junior, and senior year ... Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year sophomore year ... named a State Scholar for 2011-2012 ... three time student of the month ... received high honor roll recognition all four years ... team captain during her junior and senior campaign ... named MVP all four years ... biggest athletic thrill to date is getting a hole in one in summer 2011 ... born April 10, 1993 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... daughter of Dave and Nancy Stueland ... has one brother, Daniel ... currently enrolled as a Communication major.