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Kohnen earns GLVC honor

Sarah Loesch
February 24
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Senior distance runner Julia Kohnen was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career. The award follows her performance at the GLVC Big Meet on February 13, where she earned second place in the 5,000 meters. Kohnen was competing against...

Hackert receives fifth GLVC honor of the season

Sarah Loesch
February 24
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Senior forward/center Anna Hackert was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference women's basketball player of the week for the fifth time this season. This honor follows her performances in the team's games against the University of Indianapolis and Saint Joseph's College. She scored a season high...

Softball schedule undergoes weather related changes

Sarah Loesch
February 24
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Correction: The Eagles will not be traveling to South Carolina due to snow that occurred on Wednesday night. The next game for the team will be on March 8. The 2015 schedule for the softball team has felt challenges from the recent winter weather conditions and has had to adapt. The USI-Kentucky...

Men’s tennis dominates Tiffin

Sarah Loesch
February 17
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The men’s tennis team won its second match of the season, against Tiffin University 9-0. The team won all three of its doubles matches to give itself a strong lead. The players continued strongly in their singles matches, only losing one. Juniors Jack Joyce and Joel Stern led them in doubles play...

Joyce receives GLVC honor

Sarah Loesch
February 17
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Junior Jack Joyce was named the GLVC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. This past weekend during the Midwest Region he was 2-0 in singles play. He also had doubles victories with junior Joel Stern. This is the first time he has received the award in his career and the first time since 2013 that a USI...

Runners earn academic honors

Sarah Loesch
February 16
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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recognized the men's and women's track teams for its academic efforts this past season after six runners earned All-Academic honors. To qualify, the winners must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater and must have...

Guy receives GLVC honor

Sarah Loesch
February 10
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Junior Johnnie Guy was named  GLVC men's outdoor track athlete of the week by the league's coaches. This is the second time this year that Guy has received this particular honor. This comes after his first place finish in the 5,000 meters last week at the Indiana Relays.

Baseball team predicted to be champions

Sarah Loesch
February 10
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The men's baseball team was picked to finish first in the GLVC East. This comes off of the team's strong season last year. They were 49-13 overall and 10-4 in the post season. The season is scheduled to begin Feb. 13-14, when they face the Spartans at the University of Tampa.

Indiana General Assembly honors athletes

Sarah Loesch
February 10
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The Indiana General Assembly made two resolutions Feb. 5, congratulating the 2014 USI men's baseball team and Johnnie Guy. The baseball team was congratulated for its NCAA division II national championship and Guy was congratulated for his national title in the 10,000 meters. Both resolutions...

Men’s tennis defeats Findlay

USI Shield Staff
February 10
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The men's tennis team played Findlay University on Friday Feb. 6 at the Evansville Tennis Center. The team fell behind in doubles but were able to fight back by winning five singles matches. They eventually beat Findlay 6-3. Their next match is at 11 a.m. Friday against Tiffin University at the Evansville...

Hackert named GLVC player of the week

Sarah Loesch
February 10
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Senior forward Anna Hackert was named GLVC player of the week for the second straight week. This is her fourth time receiving the honor this season. Hackert earned her 41st career double-double in the teams game against Truman State this past Saturday. By doing that she broke the schools record. She...

Guy finishes first in 5,000 meters

Sarah Loesch
February 3
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Junior Johnnie Guy competed as the only Screaming Eagle at the Indiana Relays Saturday. He finished first out of 16 competitors in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14 minutes and 5.09  seconds. This time ranks him with the second all time at USI. This is his second week where he has posted a NCAA II...

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