Catherine Dion Tabbed as MIC Gymnast of the Week

Dion scored a career-high 9.875 on floor.
Dion scored a career-high 9.875 on floor.

Feb. 12, 2014

CHICAGO – Senior Catherine Dion has been named MIC Gymnast of the Week, as announced by the Midwest Independent Conference on Wednesday. Dion picks up the accolade for the third time this season following performances that resulted in first-place finishes and personal-best scores through two competitions.

In her first competition last week at the Chicago Style Meet on Feb. 7, Dion recorded the Flames top scores on bars with 9.800 and beam with 9.825. The two scores put her in a tie for fourth and tie for third, respectively, for UIC’s best finishes against No. 18 Boise State, Bowling Green and North Carolina.

Turning around just two days later in a tri-meet against Southeast Missouri and Alaska Anchorage, the Gatineau, Quebec, Canada native came away with first place on bars (9.850), beam (9.850) and floor (9.875) and took the crown in the all-around competition with 39.375. Dion’s scores on vault (9.800), bars, floor and all-around were all career-highs.

Dion and the Flames will host conference-rival Texas Woman’s on Friday at the Physical Education Building. Competition is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT.