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Sharples Named UICFlames.com Student-Athlete of the Week


Junior Kathryn Sharples
Junior Kathryn Sharples

May 1, 2013

CHICAGO – Women’s tennis player Kathryn Sharples has been selected as the UICFlames.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the period of April 22-28 as announced by the athletic department on Wednesday morning.  Sharples delivered the finishing blow to defeat Youngstown State at the 2013 Horizon League Women’s Tennis Championships this past Sunday as UIC notched its 17th consecutive conference title.

Sharples won her first set against YSU’s Annina Brendel at No. 5 before dropping the second.  At that point all of the attention was focused on Sharples and Brendel as the fate of the championship rested in their outcome.  The Stewkley, England, native ultimately answered the call, claiming the win 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-4.  

"With being the last match on the court, I was nervous but I knew it was a chance to step up and win it for the team," Sharples said.  "I had all my teammates next to me on the court and I kept looking at them and they kept pumping me up.  They made me realize that I wanted to win so much for the team, and not just because I wanted to win personally.  It felt like there were seven of us on the court and not just me, so it was great to clinch the match."

Sharples and her teammates will now compete in the NCAA Tournament and travel to first-round opponent No. 15 Northwestern on Friday at 2 p.m. CT.

 

DATE

STUDENT-ATHLETE

SPORT

Aug. 29, 2012

Ivan Stanisavljevic, Sr.

Men’s Soccer

Sept. 5, 2012

Billy Clink, Fr.

Men’s Cross Country

Sept. 12, 2012

Janise Dismuke, Sr.

Women’s Volleyball

               Sept. 19, 2012

MaryKate Imrie, Jr.

Women’s Volleyball

Sept. 26, 2012

Maggie Strus, RS-So.

Women’s Volleyball

Oct. 3, 2012

Zach Kaleta, Sr.

Men’s Soccer

Oct. 10, 2012

Janise Dismuke, Sr.

Women’s Volleyball

                Oct. 17, 2012

Slobodan Aleksov, Jr.

Men’s Soccer

Oct. 24, 2012

Ivan Stanisavljevic, Sr.

Men’s Soccer

Oct. 31, 2012

Tess Ehrhardt, So.

Women’s Cross Country

Nov. 7, 2012

Mike Greco, Sr.

Men’s Swimming/Diving

Nov. 14, 2012

Sara Sternard, So.

Women’s Volleyball

Nov. 21, 2012

Aubrey Sniegowski, Sr.

Women’s Volleyball

Nov. 28, 2012

Gary Talton, Sr.

Men’s Basketball

Dec. 5, 2012

Daniel Barnes, Sr.

Men’s Basketball

Dec. 12, 2012

Gary Talton, Sr.

Men’s Basketball

Dec. 19, 2012

Daniel Barnes, Sr.

Men’s Basketball

Jan. 2, 2013

Terri Bender, Fr.

Women’s Basketball

Jan. 9, 2013

Gary Talton, Sr.

Men’s Basketball

Jan. 16, 2013

Andrea Crump, Sr.

Women’s Track and Field

Jan. 23, 2013

Maurizio Feoli, So.

Men’s Tennis

Jan. 30, 2013

Whitney Johnson, So.

Women’s Swimming/Diving

Feb. 13, 2013

Katie Hannemann, RS-Jr.

Women’s Basketball

Feb. 20, 2013

Chantel Turk, Sr.

Women’s Gymnastics

Feb. 27,2013

Brett Valin, So.

Men’s Gymnastics

March 6, 2013

Melanie Waszak, Jr.

 Whitney Johnson, So

Women’s Swimming/Diving

March 13, 2013

Alex Grunenwald, RS-Sr.

Baseball

March 20, 2013

Courtney Heeley, Jr.

Softball

March 27, 2013

Chantel Turk, Sr.

Women’s Gymnastics

April 3, 2013

Rebecca Zaiter, So.

Women’s Track and Field

April 10, 2013

Natalie Hernandez, Jr.

Softball

April 17, 2013

Tomas Michelson, So.

Baseball

April 24, 2013

Joseph Hodges, Jr.

Men’s Gymnastics

May 1, 2013

Kathryn Sharples, Jr.

Women’s Tennis

 

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