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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

* University Choir to Attend Taping of Today Show Tomorrow

Members of UE's University Choir, who are in New York City preparing for a Saturday performance at Carnegie Hall, will attend the taping of NBC's Today Show tomorrow. The show airs in Evansville at 7 a.m.

Look for the purple T-shirts!


Info You Should Know

* Sunglasses Found

On Monday, May 23, a pair of women's sunglasses was found outside of Hyde Hall.  Please contact Jane in the Nursing Office in Room 233 in Graves Hall, or call her at 488-2343, if you wish to claim them.

* Friendship Families for International Students

Would you like to meet one of the University's international students? The Office of Cultural Engagement and International Services is looking for members of the UE community who wish to be paired with an international student for friendship and fun.  Family participants are asked to meet just once a month with their student on a casual basis. 

Interested or have questions? Contact Emily Fiedler, Coordinator of Cultural Engagement and Leadership, at or 488-2279.

* Bookstore Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

The UE Bookstore will be closed May 28-31, Saturday-Tuesday for the Memorial Day Holiday and year end inventory on May 31.  Please plan your purchases accordingly.  If you have any questions please contact the Bookstore at ext. 2678.



* Perkins Sign Five for 2011-2012

University of Evansville men's and women's swimming and diving head coach Rickey Perkins has announced the addition of five freshmen to the 2011-12 women's squad. Samantha Montgomery, Alexandria Moore, Mackenzie Powell, Taylor Shotwell  and Stephanie Tran will round out the Aces' roster.

"I'm very fortunate to be able to bring in this group of quality student-athletes," said Perkins. "I think that they will all bring a lot of depth to their individual events as well as adding to the competitiveness of the team overall. I'm excited for them to get here so we can begin working."?

A native of Kingston, NY, Samantha Montgomery is a graduate of Fishers High School, where she was a four-time letterwinner for the Tigers. In her senior season, Montgomery led her team to a conference title as well as its first sectional championship. During sectionals, she claimed the first place prize in the 100-yard butterfly. Montgomery holds her high school's 100-butterfly record as well as three relay records. During her high school career, she led her relay team to two Top-10 finishes at State while twice taking 17th in the 100-butterfly. In the classroom, Montgomery was named a National Merit finalist as well as earning AP Scholar Distinction honors. She plans to major in environmental science.

Alexandria Moore comes to UE from Arlington Heights, Ill., where she was a four-time letterwinner and two-time MVP for the South Elgin Storm. Twice named captain of her high school team, Moore qualified for the Central Zone Sectionals as well as both the Illinois Senior and the Illinois Regional championships. A member of the Elgin Cyclones Swim Team, Moore led her club to four conference champions and held team records in 10 events. Moore plans to major in athletic training and physical therapy.

From Indianapolis, Ind., Mackenzie Powell signs with the Aces out of Lawrence Central High School. A four-time letterwinner and six-time sectional champion for the Bears, Powell was named Lawrence Central's Female Athlete of the Year. She led her squad to a 49-21 record during her high school career and helped the Bears take back-to-back second place finishes at sectionals in 2010 and 2011. Powell holds four record times for the Lawrence Swim Team and was twice named the winner of the club's ACE award (Attitude, Commitment, Excellence).  A member of the honor roll, she was also named an Academic All-American. She plans to major in biology or zoology with the hopes of eventually becoming a sports medicine doctor.

The younger sister of current men's swimmer Justin Shotwell, Taylor Shotwell is state champion out of Pickerington, Ohio. Captain of her high school team, Shotwell led the Hawks to a district championship and state runners-up in 2010 as well as a district runners-up in 2011. Shotwell has twice been named MVP of her high school team as well as receiving all-league, all-district, all-Ohio and all-American honors. An Academic All-American as well, Shotwell plans on pursing her doctorate of physical therapy while at UE.

Stephanie Tran, a diver from Greenwood, Ind., will round out the Aces' recruiting class. Tran, a one-time letter winner at Greenwood Community High School placed 24th at the Indiana High School State Diving Championship after taking an eighth place finish at the regional finals. She was chosen as winner of her team?s Mental Attitude Award and received the 2010-11 Mid-State Scholar Athlete Award. Tran intends on majoring in pre-medicine.


* Shockers Edge Aces, 2-1

Senior Cody Fick did all he could on the mound Tuesday afternoon in game one of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, throwing a complete game, allowing just four hits, and striking out a career-high 11 men. However, the impressive effort did not end with Fick’s eighth win of the season, as Wichita State edged the Aces, 2-1, despite being out-hit, 10-4.

Facing the MVC Pitcher of the Year, Charlie Lowell, Evansville managed to knock eight hits against the junior, but could not take advantage of scoring opportunities, as the Aces left 13 runners stranded in the contest. Lowell (10-4) earned the win, throwing six and a third innings, giving up a run and struck out four.

After a two hour and forty minute rain delay, the Shockers got on the scoreboard first with a run in the bottom of the first when MVC Player of the Year Chris O’Brien and Preston Springer lined back-to-back doubles with two outs.

However, Fick settled down after the opening frame, striking out the side in the third inning, marking the first time for a UE pitcher this season.

Wichita State made the score 2-0 in the fourth inning when Springer led off with a single to left field and then scored on Johnny Coy’s RBI double.

Putting at least one runner on base in every inning, the Aces’ work finally showed on the scoreboard in the seventh when senior Ty Legan hustled out an infield single, advanced to second on a balk, and scored on sophomore Eric Stamets’ RBI single to left field. Evansville looked to break open the game as Fick walked with one out which knocked Lowell out of the game. However, reliever Cale Elam came in and forced Jared Baehl to pop out for the second out. Senior Greg Wallace walked to load the bases and Elam continued to have trouble with the strike zone, throwing three straight balls to Ryan Oesterle. Unfortunately, with bases loaded, two outs, and a full count, Elam struck out Oesterle to end the side.

In the ninth, the Aces made a valiant rally as Stamets singled to left field and with two outs Baehl singled to the same spot, putting runners on the corners with Wallace up to bat. Wallace lined a ball to deep centerfield that looked like it would be a two-run scoring double, but centerfielder Kevin Hall dove towards the warning track, rolled, and came up with the game-ending catch.

Stamets and Baehl led the Aces with three hits apiece. Fick took the loss (7-4), while Elam (5) earned the save.

* Tuesday Night Postponement To Push Wednesday Games

The final game scheduled for Tuesday night between No. 1 Creighton and No. 8 Bradley has been postponed due to poor weather conditions.  The Bluejays vs. Braves game has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25.  Evansville was originally set to play Illinois State at 9 a.m., however now the four regularly scheduled games on Wednesday's schedule will be played after the Creighton/Bradley game, with each game starting 45 minutes after the conclusion of the game before. Be sure to check back to for more weather updates.


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