Athletes honored for academic success

Alex Bashqawi; cross country/track

The men’s cross country/track and field team led the Flames with 11 honorees. — Photo: Steve Woltmann

Seventy-six student-athletes from 17 sports have been named to the 2015 Horizon League Fall Academic Honor Roll – an all-time best for UIC.

Among the 76 student-athletes, Alex Bashqawi, Olivia Everin, Haley Kittle, Taylor Cairns, Savannah Soppet, Piotr Lagowski, Max Cederkall, Christopher Cole and Tracy Friel maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Men’s cross country/track and field led the Flames with 11 honorees, followed by women’s soccer with nine. Baseball and softball each had eight, and men’s soccer and women’s swimming and diving each had seven make the list.

Six members from the men’s swimming and diving and women’s cross country/ track and field teams were honored. The men’s and women’s tennis teams had four honorees and the women’s basketball team earned three. Volleyball received two honorees and women’s golf had one.

The Horizon League honored 948 student-athletes. Honor roll candidates must compete during the most recent season, complete three semesters as a full-time student at the same school and earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.

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