Dion & Ehrhardt Named Illinois National Guard Student-Athletes of the Week
Feb. 10, 2014
CHICAGO—UIC women’s gymnast Catherine Dion and women’s cross country runner Tess Ehrhardt have both been selected as the Illinois National Guard UIC Flames Student-Athletes of the Week for the period Feb.3-.9. Dion collected three career-best scores on Sunday, while Ehrhardt set a new school record in the 5,000-meter run on Saturday.
Dion helped her team come away with a second-place victory in Sunday’s matchup against Alaska Anchorage and Southeast Missouri. She placed second on bars with a career-high score of 9.800, first on beam with a career-high score of 9.850, and tied for first on the floor exercise with a career-high score of 9.875. The Canada native also came away with all-around first-place honors, posting a career-best score of 39.375.
This marks Dion’s first time being honored as the Illinois National Guard Student-Athlete of the Week on the year as well as the first time for a women’s gymnast to be selected.
At the University of Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, Ehrhardt set a school record in the 5,000-meter run. She finished the run with a time of 17:09.90, beating the former school record by 20 seconds and her personal best by 35 seconds.
This marks Ehrhardt’s fourth time being honored as the Illinois National Guard Student-Athlete of the Week and second consecutive honor.
The women’s gymnastics team will next host Texas Woman’s in a conference meet at the Physical Education Building on Friday at 7 p.m. CT. The women’s cross country team will also return to action on Friday as they head to Naperville, Ill. to compete in the Chicagoland Championships.