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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Info You Should Know

* Fitness Center Closed Memorial Day

The Fitness Center will be closed on Memorial Day, May 30th.  Normal hours of 8:00am-7:00pm will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.

* Summer College Looking for Volunteers

Summer College is a program organized by the Evansville Association for the Blind (EAB) and held on UE’s campus during the summer II session.   The program is open for students with any disability and gives them a chance to decide if college is an option they may want to pursue. 

EAB is currently looking for volunteers to be readers for the program.  The number of hours you volunteer is flexible.   Reading will mainly involve reading tests and recording answers, but could also involve reading class hand-outs and possibly some text books to students.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Krystie Hughes at EAB

If you have questions please contact Ronda Stone - email -  or call – 488-2663
Please see the EAB web page for additional information about the program. 

* 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.



* Baseball Season Ends in Heartbreaker

The University of Evansville baseball team thought they would live another day as Cody Fick’s two-out ball to deep left field sailed towards the wall in the bottom of the 11th inning with a runner on and the Aces down, 4-3. However the ball hooked foul, missing a walk-off home run by just feet. Fick would eventually reach, but Illinois State would retire the final out, knocking Evansville out of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament and ending the Aces’ season with a 28-25 record.

Both squads scored a run in the first inning, as the Redbirds tallied a run on Chad Hinshaw’s single and Tyler McNeely’s sacrifice fly. Evansville scored when Trentt Copeland led off with a hit by pitch, advanced to third on a walk and hit by pitch, and scored when starter Dan Savas walked Ryan Oesterle.

Illinois State took the lead in the third when starter Kyle Lloyd recorded two straight walks, a single to Ryan Court, and then with bases loaded walked and hit a batter, scoring two.

The Aces got one back in the fifth sparked by Greg Wallace’s leadoff triple off the top of the wall in right centerfield. Senior Jared Baehl plated Wallace on a ground out to shortstop, making the score 3-2.

In the seventh, Evansville tied it up, 3-3, when Fick belted a double to right-center and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Wallace knocked him home on a sacrifice fly to centerfield.

That is where the scored stayed until the top of the 11th inning when Zach Amrein lined a single through the right side off reliever Peter Spear. Spear walked Hinshaw and David Fallon singled to load the bases. Kevin Tokarski came through with a sacrifice fly for the Redbirds, scoring Amrein, the winning run.

Spear (0-1) took the loss for UE, throwing two thirds of an inning and giving up two hits, two walks, and a run. Tyler Miller recorded the final out, a strikeout, in the 11th.

Lloyd hurled two and two thirds innings, allowing three runs, three hits, five walks, and struck out three, before freshman Ryan Billo came out of the bullpen. Billo had his best outing of the season, throwing seven and a third innings, allowing no runs, just one hit, two walks, and struck out five. Billo retired the first 12 batters he faced in order and did not allow a runner past second base.

Kenny Long (4-1) earned the win for Illinois State, throwing the final three and two thirds innings.

In the contest, Evansville recorded six hits, and had a number of scoring opportunities with runners in scoring position. However, the Aces left 13 on base, including 10 in scoring position.

Sophomore Chris Pearson led UE with two hits, while Copeland, Fick, Wallace, and Oesterle each had one.

* Four UE Teams Earn NCAA Academic Awards

The University of Evansville men's and women's cross country teams, women's golf team and women's basketball team have earned the annual NCAA Public Recognition Awards for compiling team grade point averages that rank among the top 10 percent nationally.

Among Missouri Valley Conference schools, Evansville and Creighton University were the co-leaders in NCAA Public Recognition Awards with four teams earning the top 10 percent honor. Drake, Bradley and Southern Illinois had three teams qualify. This is the third consecutive year in which UE's men's cross country and women's basketball teams have earned the NCAA honor.  It's the second straight year for women's cross country and women's golf.

"The University is very proud that our student-athletes continue to receive national recognition for their academic achievements," said UE Director of Athletics John Stanley. "While our student-athletes have a strong desire to achieve success competitively, they do not lose sight of the primary objective of earning a college degree from the University of Evansville. It is very gratifying that we have consistently strong results in this regard."

The awards are based on results from the NCAA's most recent Academic Progress Rates, which rank every sport at all 335 NCAA Division I schools.  Through the APR, the NCAA tracks classroom performance of every student-athlete on every Division I sports team by measuring eligibility and retention.  Penalties are imposed on the lowest performing teams.  The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.


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