Four Women's Gymnasts Honored As Scholastic All-Americans

Emily Lawrence is one of four NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans
Emily Lawrence is one of four NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans

July 23, 2010

CHICAGO - Four UIC women's gymnasts were recently honored as Scholastic All-Americans by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) after achieving GPAs of 3.5 or higher.

Freshman Emily Lawrence led the way in the classroom for the Flames, posting a perfect mark of 4.0 during her freshman campaign. The West Bend, Wis. is majoring in chemistry.

As a team, the Flames tied for 47th nationally with a 3.26 GPA. In April, the squad was also honored as UIC's Academic Team of the Year at the annual Night of Champions for its outstanding GPA over the past three semesters.

The three other student-athletes honored from UIC were junior Christine Girard (3.85), freshman Erin Duggan (3.83) and junior Emily Fiorilli (3.56). Girard studies bioengineering, while Fiorilli is a biology major; Duggan has yet to declare a major.

"We feel that the past couple of teams have really proven that they are at UIC for the right reason," said co-head coach Peter Jansson. " To be the top athletic team at UIC with over a 3.2 GPA for three consecutive semester speaks for itself and then to have four athletes to achieve a 3.5 or better while performing at the highest level in the gym to be recognized as scholastic All-Americans is something that we are very proud of."

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