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Katie Hannemann Providence graduate Illinois-Chicago basketball player. | Supplied photo

Katie Hannemann, Providence graduate and Illinois-Chicago basketball player. | Supplied photo

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Updated: March 25, 2013 6:31AM



Homer Glen resident Katie Hannemann was named the Horizon League’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 10.

The Illinois-Chicago center, who prepped at Providence, also was named Horizon League Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com. It’s the first career weekly honor for Hannemann and first Player of the Week accolade for UIC this season.

“Katie keeps improving day in and day out,” Flames coach Regina Miller said in a statement. “She is doing a much better job of finishing around the basket and seems more comfortable when she has the ball down low.”

Hannemann, a redshirt junior, scored a career-high 29 points and finished with 14 field goals in UIC’s 84-67 win Feb. 7 over visiting Milwaukee, in which she also added a game-high eight rebounds. She scored 19 of those points and shot 9-of-11 from the floor in the second half.

Hannemann’s 14 field goals were the second-highest total by any Horizon League player this season. Her 29 points were UIC’s highest total of the season.

Hannemann entered the weekend eighth in the Horizon League in scoring, averaging 14 points per game. She was also fourth in field-goal percentage (.511) and eighth in rebounds (7.2 rpg).

In addition, Hannemann also was named the UICFlames.com Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Feb. 10. Hannemann collected her first UICFlames.com award and the second for women’s basketball this season.

Smart Cougars

Ten Southland residents were among the 18 St. Xavier University student-athletes honored by the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference as members of its Fall 2012 All-Academic Team.

To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must have been enrolled at his or her respective CCAC institution for a minimum of one academic year, have no less than a 3.25 cumulative GPA and completed at least 30 semester hours.

Lauded were women’s volleyball players Desiree Aramburu (Mother McAuley), Kelly Knudsen (Oak Lawn) and Colleen O’Hara (Lemont); women’s soccer players Sam Formella (Lockport), Molly Sheehan (Stagg) and Danielle Inzinga (Marist); men’s cross country runners Ricky Olmedo (Eisenhower) and Mark Catania (Lincoln-Way North); and women’s cross country runners Ashley Shares (Stagg) and Amanda Magee (Lincoln-Way North).

Making an Impact

Hickory Hills native Jimmy Connolly (Stagg) was chosen the “Incoming Impact Player of the Year” for Illinois Wesleyan University’s men’s soccer team for the 2012 season.

Connolly, a freshman midfielder, appeared in two matches for the Titans, registering two shots on goal.



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