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    March 8, 2013

    SHREVEPORT, La. – Catherine Dion has been named the MIC Gymnast of the Week, it was announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon. The honor follows a 39.050 career-best all-around score on March 2 in a victory over Western Michigan.

    Dion’s 39.050 score bests her previous career-high 38.700 set less than a week prior on Feb. 24 in a meet against Texas Women’s, Centenary and Air Force where UIC placed first.

    In addition to her best in the all-around she also notched a career-high 9.800 on the floor for a first-place finish in the event. Dion also paced the Flames on the parallel bars with a 9.775 in a four-way first-place tie with teammates Citlali Cuevas, Chantel Turk and Gabrielle May. Dion then placed second on the balance beam with a 9.775 score.

    Dion is the second UIC member to earn an MIC weekly award as Turk was named the Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 31.

    The Flames continue their season Sunday in Champaign, Ill., against Illinois and Ball State at 2:00 p.m. (CT).