Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Women's Basketball: UIS guards Ladowski, Jackson earn all-GLVC women's basketball honors

University of Illinois Springfield junior guard Lauren Ladowski moved up to the Great Lakes Valley Conference second team Tuesday after reaching the league's third team honor last season.

A second UIS guard, sophomore Malea Jackson, was also named to the league's third team on Tuesday.

Both guards were named to the GLVC all-freshman team their respective debut seasons.

This story was published in The State Journal-Register on March 2, 2021.

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Men's Basketball: UIS forward Jack Weber tabbed on GLVC All-Freshman team

University of Illinois Springfield forward Jack Weber reached the Great Lakes Valley Conference all-freshman team on Tuesday.

Weber ranked third on the team with 12.4 points per game, which was also third among GLVC freshman. He also led the conference in shooting percentage, converting 105 of 163 (64.4%) shot attempts. He additionally had 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.

This story was published in The State Journal-Register on March 2, 2021.

Men's Track and Field: Lincoln grad Blake Jones becomes first UIS men's runner to advance to indoor nationals

University of Illinois Springfield sophomore long-distance runner Blake Jones will compete in the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Friday, March 12 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Lincoln High School graduate is the first UIS men’s track and field athlete to advance to the event. He set an automatic qualifying mark in the 5,000-meter run earlier this season with a time of 14:02.84, which also shattered the previous school record and ranks 15th best nationally. He will be among 16 participants in the race.

This story was published in The State Journal-Register on March 2, 2021.