Tuesday, April 24, 2012

UIS has talented student-athletes!

It was such a pleasure to be part of the annual UIS Athletic Banquet Sunday evening. My congratulations to Michael Fakuade,  Male Athlete of the Year who has been such fun to watch on the basketball court this year.  Congrats also to senior pitcher, Heather Gradishar, who has helped the women's softball team to have their best year ever.  Heather, we'll be there to cheer you on Saturday in the conference tournament.  And kudos to Jane Brown, a Springfield native and a member of the women's tennis program who boasted the highest cumulative grade point average of any senior student-athlete!  And by the way she is an Accounting major who is graduating in three years!! 

I'm very proud of all our terrific Division II athletes – its amazing how well they balance their academics with their athletics and it shows in both the GPAs and the athletic performance.