Location: Chicago, Ill.
Colors: Indigo Blue & Flame Red
Joined Horizon League: 1994
Interim Chancellor: Dr. Eric Gislason
Faculty Representatives: Dr. Sylvia Furner and Karrie Hamstra-Wright
Athletic Director: Jim Schmidt
Five HL Volleyball Teams Honored by AVCA for Academic Excellence
The Horizon League had five programs honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday for academic excellence. Green Bay, Milwaukee, Valparaiso, Wright State and Youngstown State all earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2014-2015 season. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point ...
Anne Jacobsen Selected Horizon League NCAA Woman of the Year Candidate
The Horizon League nominates UIC women’s swimmer Anne Jacobsen (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. One of the most prestigious NCAA awards, the NCAA established the Woman of the Year Award in 1991 to celebrate the achievements of women in intercollegiate athletics. The unique award, now in it its 25th year, recognizes academic achievements, athletics achievements, community service and leadership. To be eligible, these women must have been nominated by their ...
Cleveland State & Detroit Place in Top-25 on WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award
The Cleveland State and Detroit women's golf teams were both honored by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Thursday as the two teams finished the 2014-15 season with team GPAs that ranked in the top-25. CSU posted a grade point average of 3.708 to rank 13th in the nation among Division I, II, III schools, as well as NAIA and JUCO programs. The Vikings had the highest GPA among women's golf programs in the Horizon League, the second highest among schools in Ohio and the ninth best ...
Eight Men's Golfers Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars
The Golf Coaches Association announced the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for Divisions I on Wednesday and eight men's golfers from the Horizon League made the list. Horizon League individual medalist Evan Bowser of Oakland was on the list, as well as fellow All-Horizon League members Brandon Pluchinsky of Youngstown State and Detroit's Wil Wittmann. YSU also placed Bill Gaffney and D.J. Holub on the list of honorees, while Valparaiso tied the Penguins with three recipients as ...
WSU's Boyd Receives N4A Wilma Rudolph Achievement Award
Boyd's Award Essay Senior Courtney Boyd of the Wright State women's basketball team was one of five recipients of the 2015 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award as she was honored at the N4A National Convention Award Luncheon Saturday in Orlando, Florida. The N4A Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award recognizes those that have overcome great personal, academic and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics. Boyd was ...
Septet of Players Selected in Final Day of MLB Draft
SEACAUCUS, N.J. -- Seven Horizon League baseball standouts were taken on the final day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. UIC's Jeff Boehm, Youngstown State's Frank Califano, Andrew Elliott of Wright State, Valparaiso's Drew Hasler and the Milwaukee trio of Justin Langley, Sam Koenig and Mitch Ghelfi all were tabbed in the draft. The quintet joined UIC left-hander Ryan Hinchley, a ninth-round selection by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, as Horizon League players selected in the ...
UIC's Hinchley Taken in Ninth Round of MLB Draft
SEACAUCUS, N.J. -- UIC left-handed pitcher Ryan Hinchley was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday afternoon. Hinchley was taken by the White Sox with the seventh selection in the ninth round, 262nd overall. "Ryan is a great kid whose development has been extraordinary," said Associcate Head Coach Sean McDermott said. "He has matured and will be a very solid professional for the White Sox. I'm confident that his best years of ...
Former WSU Standout Umotong On Nigeria's Women's World Cup Roster
Former Wright State women’s soccer player Ini Umotong has been named to the 23-player Nigerian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup team. The tournament began on Saturday, June 6 and will run until Sunday, July 5, in Canada. "It's an incredible feeling to know I'll be representing Nigeria at a World Cup," Umotong said. "It still feels like a dream, one I'll be trying to make last for as long as possible this summer. This really is the biggest thing I've done so ...