UE News and Notes for Dec. 3, 2013

–Senior Stephanie Thompson added another accolade to her resume as she was named to the Capital One Academic All-American Third Team. Thompson is the second player in UE women’s soccer program history to earn Capital One Academic All-American honors, as she helped lead the Aces with seven points this season. Thompson was also named to the All-MVC First Team as well as the MVC Scholar Athlete First Team due in part to her 4.0 GPA.

–Word has surely gotten out by now that junior forward Ryan Sawvell has left the men’s basketball team. The program released an official statement yesterday afternoon and head coach Marty Simmons commented on Sawvell’s departure yesterday in practice, but Sawvell himself broke the silence with this tweet Monday night:

There’s speculation that he’s looking to transfer to Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he was seen watching a game. Sawvell is good friends with assistance coach Andy Chinn.

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