Janise Dismuke Garners Horizon League

Senior Janise Dismuke named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week.
Senior Janise Dismuke named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week.

Oct. 9, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS - Senior middle hitter Janise Dismuke (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods) has been named the Horizon League's "Offensive Player of the Week" for the period of Sept. 30-Oct. 7, it was announced by the conference office Tuesday morning.

"Janise has the ability to take over a match," head coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley said. "She played at a high level over the last week. She has been working hard in practice, and this award is a reflection of her and her teammates pushing each other to be better every day."

Dismuke assisted her team to a 3-0 week inside the Flames Athletic Center. UIC first swept Eastern Illinois Oct. 3, while Dismuke posted a career-high .812 hitting percentage (13-0-16). The .800-plus percentage landed her in the Flames record book as the third-highest single-match hitting percentage in program history. It is also the best percentage by a player in the Horizon League this season.

Dismuke then posted a match-high 13 kills, while hitting at .400 as the Flames defeated Green Bay, 3-0 Oct. 5. The senior capped of the week with a .467 hitting percentage and 18 kills as the UIC team defeated Milwaukee, 3-2, and improved to 4-2 in the Horizon League.

Dismuke holds the two highest hitting percentages in the Horizon League this season, and ranks second in the conference with a .327 hitting percentage.

Dismuke and the rest of the UIC team return to action Friday against Loyola at 7:00 p.m. (CT) inside Gentile Arena on the north side of Chicago.