UIC co-head women's gymnastics coach Peter Jansson announced the release of the 2013-14 schedule Tuesday. The Flames will host Arizona, Lindenwood, Texas Woman's, Ball State and Illinois State at the Physical Education Building this season.
UIC freshman gymnast Nicole Szabo recently returned to Chicago after competing at the 2013 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, where she represented her home country of South Africa. Szabo's performance marked her third World Championships appearance, as she placed 72nd out of 134 competing gymnasts from 57 countries.
Five members of the UIC women's gymnastics team were recognized by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women as Scholastic All-Americans for the 2012-13 season after posting a GPA over 3.5 this past academic year or overall.
Catherine Dion from the UIC women's gymnastics team doesn't lack any motivation when it comes to constant improvement. Becoming a regular in head coach Peter Jansson's All-Around lineup just one meet into the 2012-13 season, Dion topped her previous career-best score in the event eight times, en route to a berth in the NCAA Individual Championships. Dion is Friday's featured student-athlete in the "Forty Flames...
UIC senior women's gymnast Emily Lawrence was named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team, as announced by College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) officials on Friday. Lawrence graduated with her bachelor's degree in Psychology last week, completing her academic trek with a flawless 4.0 cumulative grade-point-average.
UIC gymnasts Catherine Dion and Chantel Turk placed 11th and 16th, respectively at the NCAA Regional competition in Norman, Okla., as hosted by Oklahoma.