Jan. 29, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- Chris Helliar, a junior on the Blazers’ men’s tennis team, has been selected as the UAB Student-Athlete of the Week.
The history major has a 3.14 grade point average and was named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2011-12.
A native of Bournemouth, England, Helliar has been a regular in the Blazers’ lineup since enrolling at UAB. He has played at the No. 2 position in UAB’s singles and doubles lineups thus far in the 2013 season.
UAB, listed at No. 75 in the latest ITA team rankings, will be in action twice this week against ranked opponents. The Blazers play at No. 56 Arkansas Wednesday (3:00 p.m. CT) before playing host to No. 21 Auburn on Saturday (1:00 p.m. CT).