Basketball, Gymnastics Standouts Take Home Prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor
Illini receive No. 4 seed and first-round bye in B1G Tournament
Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour honored before match
Hiltzik earns second weekly conference honorHiltzik earns second weekly conference honor
Seniors Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour to be honored
Led the team with a 29-11 overall record with an 18-5 mark in dual matches... Played his way into the No. 1 singles position where he went 13-4... Amassed a 9-2 Big Ten record... Accomplished four wins over Top-25 ranked opponents including No. 23 Fred Saba, No. 15 Tom Jomby, No. 1 Blaz Rola and No. 22 Adrien Puget... Was the only tennis player to defeat Rola, the 2013 Singles Champion... Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships, where he advanced to the Round of 32 after defeating Puget... Achieved a 20-12 record in doubles... Went 14-5 with teammate Alex Jesse with an undefeated 7-0 mark in Big Ten matches... Defeated No. 32 McCarthy/Van Engelen of Ohio State...Big Ten Freshmen of the Year... First-Team All-Big Ten... Three-Time Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week... Illini Newcomer of the Year finalist... Advantage Illinois Most Valuable Player ... ITA Scholar Athlete.
Juniors / High School
Ranked first in the nation by TennisRecruiting.net ... Reached at least semifinals at all super nationals in which he competed ... Won the gold ball at winter nationals ... Won the silver ball at spring nationals ... Won the gold ball at clay court nationals ... Won the bronze ball at Kalamazoo ... Member of the Heiser Tennis Academy ... National Decoturf MVP 2012 ... Coached by former Illini Billy Heiser.
Born Jared Hiltzik on July 8, 1994 ... Son of David Hiltzik and Arlyn Stern ... Has one sibling, Aron ... Lists his hobbies as golf, working out and playing with his dogs ... Biggest thrill in sports was winning his first gold ball at winter nationals this past year ... Lists Novak Djokovic as his favorite athlete.
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