WUSTL Lands 20 on UAA Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team
St. Louis, Mo., July 23, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis had a conference-best 20 student-athletes named to the fourth annual University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced by the conference office.
Washington University has led the conference in selections in three of the four years, with a conference-record 22 on the inaugural team in 2009. Washington U. also had 18 in 2010 and a conference-best 19 in 2011.
The team is comprised of 74 student-athletes representing all eight UAA member institutions across 12 men’s sports and 10 women’s sports. To achieve this recognition a student-athlete must earn first-team all-UAA honors and carry a 3.50 or greater cumulative grade point average during that playing season.
Washington University led the conference with 20 selections, followed by Emory University (17), Case Western Reserve University (12), University of Chicago (10), Carnegie Mellon University (six), New York University (six), Brandeis University (two) and University of Rochester (one).
Headlining Washington University’s selections were seven repeat honorees: senior Kyle Larkin of football, senior Cody Costakis of men’s soccer, junior Marilee Fisher of volleyball, seniors Erica Jackey, Jessica Londeree and Elizabeth Phillips of women’s cross country and track and field, and senior Lee Ann Felder of women’s soccer. Jackey and Phillips both earned the honor for the third-straight year.
Also earning the distinction was junior Dan Burkett, junior Chris Castelluccio, sophomore Scott O’Brien and senior Joe Rhein of football, senior Michael Burnstein of men’s cross country and track and field, senior Dani Hoover of women’s basketball, sophomore Anna Etherington of women’s track and field, sophomore Sarah Fisher of women's cross country and track and field, senior Brandon Rogalski of baseball, seniors Ben Cutting and Justin Pieper of men’s track and field, sophomore Maggie Mullen of softball and senior Molly Wawrzyniak of women’s track and field.
The UAA Presidents Council created this special recognition in 2009. The original recommendation to establish this honor came from the UAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was supported by the UAA Athletic Administrators Committee and Delegates Committee.