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    Feb. 11, 2013

    INDIANAPOLIS - Men's cross country runner Angelos Karkalis and volleyball standout MaryKate Imrie were both named to the Horizon League's 2012 Fall Academic All-League Teams. The duo both earned All-Horizon League honors last fall in leading their respective teams to second-place finishes at the League Championships.

    Karkalis helped the men's cross country team finish in second-place at the Horizon League Championship for just the second time in school history. At the League Championship meet, he crossed the finish line in sixth place, with a time of 25:27.00. That mark was good enough for a spot on the Horizon League First-Team, along with freshman Pat Niyork. The junior from Mount Prospect is currently satisfying his third-year of eligibility of indoor track & field, and figures to be one of UIC's standout distance runners this spring during the outdoor campaign.

    Karkalis boasts a 3.43 grade-point-average - he posted an impressive 3.52 GPA during the 2012 Fall semester.

    Imrie just completed her second full year as the volleyball team's starting setter. She led the League in assists (11.20 per set), and posted two matches with 60 or more set assists. Imrie led the Horizon League in double-doubles en route to All-Horizon League and AVCA All-Midwest Region honors. The junior from Orland Park led the Flames to the championship match of the Horizon League Tournament, after UIC completed the regular season with a 10-4 record in League play.

    Imrie serves as the President of UIC's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and is the Vice President for the Horizon League's equivalent of the organization. She has a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and posted a 3.58 GPA last semester.

    The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.