What a pleasure it was to celebrate the achievements of our student athletes at the 2013 UIS Athletics Banquet on Friday evening. Division II athletics is built on a commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics and our two UIS Athletes of the Year are great examples of that DII "life in the balance" philosophy. Abby Vorreyer was named Female Athlete of the Year. A senior Business major from Springfield, Abby has set several school records in golf at the same time she has maintained a 4.0 grade point average! Kyle Gupton is the Male Athlete of the Year. Kyle graduates in a few weeks with a Social Work major at the same time he has earned All Conference honors for his outstanding performance on the basketball court. My congratulations to all the senior student athletes who are graduating this year!