March 26, 2013

Prairie Farms Student-Athlete of the Week

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE Athletics has joined with Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., to take time each week to honor a Cougar student-athlete who excels both in competition and in the classroom.

This week's honoree is women's tennis student-athlete Haley Ilcewicz.  A sophomore from Lockport, Ill., Ilcewicz is a pharmacy major at SIUE and currently holds a 3.93 grade point average.  She was named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2011-12 school year.

"Haley's dedication in the classroom is a great example to young players looking to compete at the NCAA Division I level," Head Coach Jason Coomer said.  "Her ability to balance academics and athletics are to be commended."

Ilcewicz has been one of the Cougars' best players since OVC play began two weeks ago.  She has won three of four conference singles matches, and has teamed with freshman Monique Krutak to go 8-1 as a doubles pair.

The SIUE women's tennis team will be in action this weekend with two OVC road matches.  The Cougars will face Tennessee State Friday at 2 p.m. before traveling to face Belmont Saturday at 10 a.m.