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    Lawrence was a floor and beam specialist during her senior season.
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    May 17, 2013

    CHICAGO - 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.

    Lawrence was a four-year letterwinner (2010-13) for the Flames, competing in a combined 23 meets the past two seasons. The West Bend, Wis., native served as a floor and beam specialist during her senior season, capturing the team's best individual score in those events a combined seven times. Lawrence, who has a passion for health care, was named UIC's Female Student-Athlete of the Year for the third-straight year on April 30 at the annual "Night of Champions" ceremony.

    Last summer, Lawrence studied abroad in Cape Town, Africa. She and eight other student-athletes from various schools across the country were stationed in the small town of Egoli, Africa, from the beginning of June until the end of July. There, they were able to observe the maternity ward, trauma patients and general out-patients in six hospitals and clinics. Her program of focus during her career as a student at UIC was Occupational Therapy.

    In the gym, Lawrence helped the UIC women's gymnastics team capture the 2013 Midwest Independent Conference (MIC), along with an at-large berth into the NCAA Regionals in 2012.