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Friday, April 26, 2013

From the President

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Dear Members of the Campus Community:

On Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30 the University will welcome to campus Dr. Robert Dickeson and Ms. Julie Naster of Academic Strategy Partners. They will conduct a two-day workshop with a wide cross-section of UE faculty, staff, and administrators to begin a conversation about how we can more effectively match our resource allocations with the mission of the University. In a time of limited resources, it is critical that we spend our dollars wisely to support the academic and administrative activities that best serve our institutional values. 

Dr. Dickeson is the president and principal of Academy Strategy Partners and is recognized as a national leader in helping colleges and universities to establish priorities based on institutional mission and goals. He is a political scientist by training and is a former faculty member at four universities. Moreover, he has served in various administrative positions and was president of the University of Northern Colorado for ten years (1981-1991). His firm has worked with several hundred colleges and universities.

A key first step in this process is for Dr. Dickeson to learn as much as he can about UE, our programs, our ambitions, and our resources. During the two-day workshop he and Ms. Naster will meet with faculty, staff, and administrators in small group sessions. In addition, he will participate in an Open Forum to which all of the members of the campus community are invited. The Open Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 30 from 10:15 to 11:30 in the Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, Room 251. A PowerPoint presentation outlining a framework for the two-day workshop has been posted on the UE Website for your review in advance of the visit. You can access the Academic Strategy Partners presentation under ‘Related Links’ at the following address: www.evansville.edu/offices/president.  I do hope you will be able to attend and participate in this important conversation about the future of the University. 

Thanks,

President Tom Kazee

Upcoming Events

* Homecoming 2013 Reunion Weekend Set for November 1 – 3

The date for Homecoming 2013 has been set for November 1-3.  Both men’s and women’s exhibition basketball games will be a part of the Saturday festivities, along with the new tradition – Aces Fan Fest.  Plans are underway for class reunions and a few specialty groups.  The goals is to attract as many alums as possible back to campus.   If your organization would like to sponsor an event or plan a reunion, please contact Sylvia DeVault, director of alumni and parent relations, at alumni@evansville.edu or call extension 2586 before the end of this academic year. 

 

* Musical Theatre Concerts

Musical Theatre concerts will take place Friday at 7 PM and Saturday at 2 PM in Wheeler Concert Hall. Take a break from Finals to come see musical theatre students perform in two showcases. Students of Richard Williams, Gregory Rike, and Stacey Uthe will perform Friday night, and students of Elizabeth and Jon Truitt will perform on Saturday. Admission is free for a fun concert of musical theatre solos, duets, and ensembles.

* Final Catholic Mass of the Year

This Sunday's 1:00 Mass in Neu Chapel will be the final one for the school year. The celebrant this week is Fr. Alex Zenthoefer, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church and chaplain of Memorial High School. UE students will serve in the other liturgical roles. Everyone is welcome!

* Upcoming Electronics Recycling Event for Vanderburgh County Residents

The recent electronics recycling event on campus was a success.  For those who missed this event and still have electronics to recycle, Saturday, May 11th is the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District bi-annual electronics recycle day. This free event is for residents only and takes place between 8 am and 12 pm at Civic Center parking lot downtown.  Accepted items include computers, monitors, printers, scanners, cables, PC cards, televisions, consumer electronics, stereos, telephones, cell phones, answering machines etc.... Items not included would be large office copiers, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers. Check the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District web site for more details.

* Reception for Dr. Dick Connolly

Please join the Department of Philosophy & Religion for a retirement reception honoring Professor of Philosophy Dick Connolly.  The reception will be held on Tuesday, April 30, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. in Olmsted Hall on the third floor. 

Connolly received his B.A. degree in Biology from Trinity College, and his M.A. degree and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  A former Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, he has also served as the director of the Honors Program, Chair of the Promotion and Tenure committee, University Ombudsman,  past president and vice president of the Faculty Senate, guest lecturer for the Andiron and Crick Lectures as well as multitudes of other campus and community groups. 

He has published articles on David Hume as well as philosophy of religion as well as presented at numerous profession meetings in the areas of applied ethics, and was campus coordinator for the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program and numerous other standing and ad hoc committees. Connolly is also a member of the American Philosophical Association., the Indiana Philosophical Association., the International Hume Society, former president of the Evansville Green River Kiwanis, an NCAA soccer referee, and has taught various classes at Washington Middle School in Evansville.  (The man also LOVES Tootsie Rolls!)

* JDRF Hotdog Picnic Fundraiser – April 27

The Dunigan Family Department of Nursing and Health Sciences is hosting a hot dog picnic fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund on Saturday, April 27 at Shoe Carnival, 805 N. Green River Road, in Evansville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For $7 you get a chili dog, chips, dessert and a drink.  For $5 you get a hot dog, chips, dessert and a drink. Please come out and support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund!

Info You Should Know

* Year-End Bookstore Sale

The Bookstore is having a 20% OFF sale April 25 through May 1.  All UE Clothing and Gift items will be discounted 20% off the original price of the item.  There are also a few clearance items still priced to sell.  It's a good time to get something for that special graduate.

* Attention Bicycle Owners!

If you plan to keep your bicycle locked to one of the bicycle racks outside of the residence halls or village properties during the summer months, please stop by the Office of Residence Life to pick up an approved label to tag your bicycle.  After filling out the label, secure it to your bicycle in a visible location.

Any bicycle that does not have an approved label on it after the residence halls and village properties close will be removed.  The locks on unclaimed bicycles will be cut, and the bikes will be donated to charity or disposed of.  Residence Life will also hold a bike locker lottery.  Those selected have access to a bike locker throughout the summer for $30.  The office is open weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm to pick up an approved tag, enter the locker lottery, or for more information.

Notice:  If you plan to leave your bicycle locked to one of the bicycle racks or in a bike locker during the summer, you do so at your own risk; the University will not be liable for loss of or damage to personal property of students.  Students are urged to secure insurance for such property. 

* Crescent Magazine Wants to Know What You Think

Please take a few minutes to let the Crescent Magazine staff know what you think about this year's issues by taking their annual magazine survey. It's anonymous and all you have to do is click the link to begin. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/crescentmagazine. The staff thanks you in advance.

* Time is Running Out....

Most students are eligible for a FREE copy, so don't leave campus without your 2012 LinC.  We're pretty sure you're in it!  Stop by Student Publications, second floor, Ridgway Center.

* New Project Collaboration Spaces @ UE Libraries

Are you working on a  team project with classmates?  Tired of squinting at a laptop screen?  Supersize your Project!   Try one of 2 new library spaces specially designed for team collaboration where you can all SEE what you’re doing!  Located in Periodicals on Level 1 and in Group Study Room 405, both  spaces are equipped with PCs, large screen TV monitors, wireless keyboards and whiteboards to facilitate collaboration.  Group Study Room 405 can even be reserved in advance at the Circulation Desk.     

* 2013-2014 Letterhead and Envelope Orders

The Office of Publications distributed letterhead and envelope ordering information to departments Wednesday. If your department uses letterhead or envelopes during the fiscal year, this is the time to order it. We are able to get a substantial price break on boxes of envelopes (500 quantity) and reams of letterhead (500 quantity) due to the size of the order. Smaller orders placed later in the year will be more expensive.

If you have not received the ordering information from the Office of Publications, please e-mail publications@evansville.edu or call 2561.

* Summer Session I Books

Summer session I books are available for purchase in the store and on the bookstore website.  During buyback (Apr 24-May 1) the textbook area is closed BUT if you need a book for summer session I all you have to do is ask store staff and they will be happy to retrieve your book for you.  Once buyback is over (May 2) the textbook area will be open as usual.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore. 

* Rental Books Due Back May 1

This is a reminder that all UrEntal books are due back in the Bookstore by May 1 at 5PM.  Rentals returned after that date will be assessed a late fee of $10.  Students that rented books from SKYO can also return their books to the Bookstore and the Bookstore will ship those books back for you.  UrEntal books are desiginated by the purple and white sticker on the spine, SKYO rentals have no designation on them.  During Buyback please bring all rental returns only to the station marked as the "Rental Returns".  Those books that are not rentals can be sold at the Buyback table next to the return area.  If you have any questions in regard to your rental books please contact the UE Bookstore.

* Final Exams: Come to the Libraries for Quiet Study!

UE Libraries offers quiet study spaces as you prepare for Final Exams. Individual study carrels, Group Study Rooms, study tables, and casual seating are available on all four levels of the Libraries. We encourage you to take full advantage of the quiet study areas available at your library.

* Win an iPad at Book Buyback

The semester end book buyback at the UE Bookstore runs Noon, April 24th through 4PM on May 1st.  We freely quote books whether used on this campus or not.  Please remember to bring all components of books you purchased as it may affect the price you receive.  Workbooks and programmed texts generally need to be clean of marks to have any value.  We have a large listing of books we are offering special pricing well above wholesale.  Also everytime you sell books you can register for the drawing where we are giving away an iPad and a $100 Bookstore gift card. Winners will be notified.  Also during the week all clothing and gifts will be 20% off the regular price during the buyback period.  And don't forget if your group is registered for the Group Buyback Promotion be sure to use your code to credit your group's total so that your group can win the $200 first prize.  Bring your student ID as well, you do NOT need your original receipt to sell books.  AND YOU ALWAYS GET CASH ON THE SPOT!  If you have any questions please contact the UE Bookstore. 

* Family Weekend 2013 Date Set for September 27-29. Make Plans Now!

Over 250 families and 600 people were on campus for Family Weekend 2012!  Family Weekend is scheduled for September 27-29, 2013. The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on event planning. If your department or organization would like to have an event during Family Weekend, please complete the “Family Weekend Event Form” by clicking on this link: http://acelink.evansville.edu/Areas/Alumni/, or by e-mailing the information to: alumni@evansville.edu.  Like last year’s successful weekend, we would like to have a lot of student and department participation!  If you have any questions, please contact Angela Williams, at 488-2900 or Donna Jones, at 488-2586.

* Libraries Announces Extended Final Exam Hours Schedule

UE Libraries will extend its schedule of hours for Final Examinations beginning on Reading/Study Day
through April 30th.  Hours schedule follows.  Contact William Louden, University Librarian, with
questions at either 488.2376  or wflouden@evansville.edu.


·         Wednesday, April 24th:     7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Thursday, April 25th:          7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Friday, April 26th:                7:45  a.m.  -  8:00  p.m.
·          Saturday, April 27th:         10:00 a.m.  -  8:00  p.m.
·          Sunday, April 28th:                      Noon  -  1:00  a.m.            
·          Monday, April 29th:            7:45  a.m.  -  1:00  a.m.
·          Tuesday, April 30th:            7:45  a.m.  -  Midnight
·          Wednesday, May 1st:       7:45  a.m.  -  5:00  p.m.

* Gluten-Free Students …

Please email Brittany Chidester if you are interested in being a part of a new, gluten-free group on campus! Whether you suffer from Celiac or wheat/gluten allergies, this is a great opportunity for you. Our objective is to provide a supportive network for students, to promote celiac disease and gluten-free awareness within our community and to advocate for gluten free options on campus.

Please email Brittany at bc63@evansville.edu if you are interested.
 

* Applications Now Being Accepted for Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Scholarship

Family, friends and loved ones of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor.  In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services.  He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

Applicants must be sophomores in 2013-14 and must show demonstrated financial need on the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student.  

International students are also encouraged to apply and should include in their essay any particular factors impacting their financial need and how the scholarship money will benefit them since international students do not have FAFSA forms on file. 

Applicants must submit the completed application and a typed statement (not to exceed one page), describing themselves, their scholastic and career goals, why they need this scholarship, and how the scholarship proceeds might be used.   

Completed applications are to be sent to the Office of Financial Aid by June 1, 2013.  Decisions will be announced by August 1, 2013.    Applications may be emailed to financialaid@evansville.edu; or JL25@evansville.edu

Congratulations

* Department of Archaeology and Art History Announces Award Recipients

The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Browning-Miller Advancement of Archaeology Award and Art History Internship Award. Sophomore archaeology majors Morgan Davidson and Katie Mickus have been awarded $500 each to support their participation in the 2013 Jezreel Expedition field season, and freshman art history major Elizabeth Long has been awarded $500 to support her summer internship at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, OK. Congratulations to the winners of these new awards!

* William Brown to Retire

The Department of Art would like to congratulate William Brown on his retirement from the University of Evansville. He was honored with a luncheon in December, prior to his leaving to teach at Harlaxton, spring semester 2013. Bill has recently returned from England so feel free to send best wishes to him via email or campus mail. 

Mr. Brown will be back on campus in the fall with a retrospective exhibition to be held in the Melvin Peterson Gallery.

* Biology Department Outstanding Student Awards

The Biology outstanding student awards for 2012-2013 were presented at the April 24th reception for Biology majors. 

The James A. Brenneman Student Service Award was given to Bethany Bonifield for her commitment to the Department of Biology and to UE, and the Patricia L. Akrabawi Teaching Assistant Award was presented to Taylor Schoenheit.  Dr. Brenneman and Mrs. Akrabawi are honored for their long and generous commitment to UE Biology students. 

The Jerry T. Seng Freshman Biology Award recognizes retired faculty member Dr. Seng and his years of devotion to the success of students, and particularly his nurturing of freshmen.  The recipient of the Seng award for the most outstanding freshmen was Alexandra Arguello. 

Kelly Lamarche received the David and Jennifer Pollock Sophomore Biology Award, which honors the Drs. Pollock for their contributions to their alma mater and the Department of Biology. 

James Kohler received the Paul “Louie” Winternheimer Junior Biology Award, named in memory of Louie Winternheimer for his 39 years of distinguished teaching and service. 

The senior award is named in honor of UE benefactors, Dr. and Mrs. Robertson.  The Charles and Patricia Robertson Senior Award for the most outstanding senior of 2012-2013 was presented to Zuzana Kocsis and Ashley Rich (pictured with Dr. Joyce Stamm); after graduation they will be attending doctoral programs at Washington University and the University of Chicago, respectively. 

Congratulations to all of the Biology majors for their success over the last academic year.

* UE Theatre Student Awards

The University of Evansville Theatre Society hosted the annual UE Theatre Student Awards on Wednesday, April 24, at the Log Inn.

The Buddy Barnes Award for Outstanding Freshman was presented to Hannah Cava, a stage management major from Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Mary Lou Muth Wooley Award for Outstanding Sophomore was presented to Sarah Stolnack, a design and technology major from Seattle, Washington.
The Mabel Dillingham Nennecker Award for Outstanding Junior was presented to Kelsey Miller, a performance major from Evansville, Indiana.
The Jeane Suhrheinrich Award for Outstanding Senior was presented to Sammy Brown, a stage management major from Marietta, Georgia.
The John Streetman Young Artist of the Year Award was presented to Dylan Frederick, a junior performance major from Edina, Minnesota.
The William A. Gumberts Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement was awarded to Brian Gonner, for his lighting design of EURYDICE.  Brian is a senior design and technology major from Dubuque, Iowa.

Hailing from 16 different states, the 38 graduating seniors were recognized and tributes were given to individual theatre faculty members.

* Karolina Toth

Congratulations to Karolina Toth, who won first prize in the LewerMark Student Insurance “Make Your Mark” scholarship competition. Karolina is a cognitive science major from Budapest, Hungary.

The LewerMark agency, which provides health insurance programs for international students studying in the U.S., awarded Karolina a $1,250 scholarship for her essay response to the question “How will an international education help me make a difference in the world?” LewerMark representatives came to UE to present Karolina’s award on Thursday, April 25.

Read Karolina’s winning essay online at http://www.lewermark.com/lewermark-scholarship/

* Dean's Awards

The 20th Annual Student Leadership Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 18. Students received awards and recognition from various areas of Student Life. Presented at the Awards Ceremony was the 2012-2013  Howard S. Rosenblatt Dean of Students Awards. The Student Organization of the Year was awarded to The Crescent Magazine. The Organization Advisor of the year was awarded to Rob Latva and the Student Leader of the Year was awarded to Patrick Hayden. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, recipients and honorees.

Athletics

* James And Trousilova Earn MVC Honor

Evansville’s top doubles team of Natasha James and Marketa Trousilova were named All-Conference at the top flight at the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Awards Banquet on Thursday evening in Wichita.

James and Trousilova posed a dominant force for the Aces all season long, going an impressive 16-3 in their 19 matches together at top flight doubles.  Just as important was their string in MVC play as they went 6-1 with their lone defeat coming at Northern Iowa.

After starting the spring at 2-2, the duo got on a roll, winning 14 of their last 15 matches, including their last three by a combined total of 24-4.  In the last conference weekend of the season, they topped eventual MVC champion Wichita State by an 8-3 score in top doubles.

Both James and Trousilova earned their share of league honors throughout the season.  Trousilova took home three MVC Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week honors while James earned her first one in February.

The Aces are in action on Friday morning at the MVC Team Championship as they are taking on Illinois State at 9 a.m.   A full bracket along with championship information and live stats are available by clicking here:  http://www.goshockers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7500&ATCLID=207404363.

* Evansville Hosts Missouri State for Final Home Series, Senior Day

The University of Evansville baseball team will play its final home series of the 2013 campaign when it hosts Missouri Valley Conference foe Missouri State for a three-game set beginning Friday at 6 p.m.  The Purple Aces and Bears will continue the series Saturday at 2 p.m. and conclude it with 1 p.m. contest Sunday that will serve as Senior Day for UE’s six seniors.

Evansville (15-27, 6-6 MVC) enters the weekend having lost nine of its last 10 games, as the Aces dropped a pair of seven-inning tilts Wednesday night at Austin Peay.  Senior Chris Pearson was the only UE player to record multiple hits in the twin bill, as he went 4-for-7 with an RBI.  Redshirt sophomore Kevin Kaczmarski tallied the only other RBI for Evansville Wednesday evening.  On the mound, junior Cole Isom took the loss in the opener, as he allowed two earned runs and struck out seven in a six-inning, complete game effort.  Fellow junior Ryan Billo took the loss in the nightcap, surrendering two runs in 4.2 innings with a pair of strikeouts.

As a team, Evansville is hitting .269 and has racked up 42 doubles, seven triples and 12 home runs for a .337 slugging percentage.  The Aces are 35-for-52 on the base paths and are fielding .968 as a team and lead the Valley with 39 double plays.

Kaczmarski owns a team-best .355 batting average and had his 17-game hitting streak snapped Wednesday against the Governors.  The Cary, Ill., native also leads the Aces with a .503 slugging percentage, 11 doubles, four homers and 11 stolen bases.  Pearson sports a .320 average and has notched a hit in his last 12 games.  The senior catcher leads the team with 27 RBI and is second on the squad with three homers.  Fellow senior Jason Hockemeyer is hitting .297 and leads UE with 32 walks and a .439 on-base percentage.  Hockemeyer is also tied for the team lead with 32 runs scored.

The Evansville pitching staff has combined for a 4.61 ERA, .287 opposing batting average and 304 strikeouts in 357.0 innings.  Senior right-hander Kyle Lloyd leads the staff with a 5-2 record and a 2.53 ERA.  Lloyd ranks 14th in the country with 75 strikeouts and has limited opposing hitters to a .234 average in his 67.2 innings of work.  Sophomore southpaw Kyle Freeland is 3-6 this season with a 3.42 ERA and has racked up 66 strikeouts in a team-high 68.1 innings.  Freeland has struggled in his last two starts, allowing 11 runs in 11.2 innings.  Senior Josh Biggs, who is slated to start Sunday, enters the series with a 0-1 record and 3.04 ERA in his 12 appearances on the mound, including four starts.  Out of the bullpen, senior Jake Naumann has tallied all seven saves for the Aces and sports a 1.84 ERA in 14.2 innings of relief.

Missouri State (25-11, 9-3 MVC) is tied with Wichita State atop the MVC standings and has won its last four ballgames.  The Bears defeated Missouri, 4-2, Wednesday night in Columbia, Mo., and swept Bradley last weekend on their home diamond in Springfield, Mo.

MSU is hitting .278 collectively and is slugging .366 with 69 doubles, seven triples and nine round-trippers.  The Bears are getting on base at a .376 clip and have stolen 20 bases in 29 chances.  Defensively, Missouri State has committed 41 errors for a .971 fielding percentage.

Tate Matheny is one of three Bears hitting over the .300 mark, as he boats team-best .372 average and leads the squad with three homers, 23 RBI and a .500 slugging percentage.  Eric Cheray is hitting .309 with three doubles, a homer and 13 RBI, while Keenen Maddox enters the weekend with a .307 batting average and a team-best 13 doubles.  Luke Voit, who is hitting .293, has homered twice, driven in 21 runs and leads MSU with seven stolen bases.  Koby Peebles is hitting .254 and is tied for the team lead with 23 RBI.

The Missouri State pitching staff leads the Valley with a 2.95 ERA and .245 opposing batting average.  MSU pitchers have racked up 300 strikeouts and issued just 100 free passes in 326.2 innings.  Reigning Louisville Slugger National Player of the Year Nick Petree leads the Bears’ staff with a sparkling 1.29 ERA and 6-1 record.  Petree has held opposing hitters to a paltry .215 batting average and has fanned 69 opposing hitters in his 63.0 innings of work.  Jonathan Harris is a perfect 8-0 on the mound this spring and owns a 2.33 ERA with 42 strikeouts around 20 walks in 54.0 innings.  Andy Chedray is slated to start Sunday’s series finale and enters the series with a 1-2 record, 3.72 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 29.0 innings.  Erik Shannahan has made a team-high 17 relief appearances and recorded a pair of saves and 27 strikeouts in 24.2 innings.

Missouri State leads the all-time series, 42-35, but Evansville took two out of three from the Bears last season in Springfield, Mo.  MSU owns a slim 8-7 advantage in games played at Braun Stadium.

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS (UE STARTER LISTED FIRST)
FRIDAY – Kyle Freeland (LHP, So., 3-6, 3.42 ERA) vs. Nick Petree (RHP, Jr., 6-1, 1.29 ERA)
SATURDAY – Kyle Lloyd (RHP, Sr., 5-2, 2.53 ERA) vs. Jonathan Harris (RHP, Fr., 8-0, 2.33 ERA)
SUNDAY – Josh Biggs (LHP, Sr., 0-1, 3.04 ERA) vs. Andy Chedray (LHP, Fr., 1-2, 3.72 ERA)

* Women's Tennis Travels To MVC Team Championship

After finishing up the regular season with a 6-1 victory over Creighton, the University of Evansville women’s tennis team now has its sights set on a conference championship as they head to the Missouri Valley Conference Team Championships set to begin on Friday in Wichita, Kan.

Evansville posted a 10-10 overall mark while winning three out of seven MVC matches this season.  Entering as the No. 5 seed, the Aces will face No. 4 Illinois State on Friday at Crestview Country Club.  The Redbirds posted a 9-12 mark while winning four of their seven league outings.  ISU notched a 5-2 victory over UE in their match on April 7.

Momentum is on UE’s side after they won by a 6-1 final over Creighton in its regular-season finale over the weekend.  The Aces took the doubles point before taking five out of six singles flights.  Marketa Trousilova improved to 6-1 in her seven league singles matches with her win at No. 2 singles.

A pair of players improved to 4-1 in their previous five singles matches with triumphs over the Bluejays.  Freshman Marina Moreno and Kelsey Costales both picked up wins on Sunday and ride their streaks into Wichita.  Mina Milovic has also been on a steady run as of late, winning two out of her last three.

Sophomore Gaby Fifer has seen a steady improvement from her freshman to sophomore season as she went 12-8 while posting a 4-3 mark in the MVC.  She is 6-2 in fifth flight singles and 2-1 in the fourth slot.  Despite falling at top singles on Sunday, Natasha James has combined with Trousilova to go 16-3 in their 19 doubles outings together.  James is also 1-0 in her match with Costales.

Illinois State went 9-12 this season and 4-3 in conference action.  The Redbirds were a solid 5-2 at home, but won just four out of their 14 matches away from home.

In their first meeting this season, Illinois State got out to a quick start in doubles, taking two out of three matches with James and Trousilova picking up the win for UE.  They kept the momentum going in singles, winning four out of six matches, with all of the wins coming in two sets.  Trousilova and Fifer took the singles wins.

A full bracket along with championship information and live stats are available by clicking here:  http://www.goshockers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7500&ATCLID=207404363.

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