Washington U. Lands 17 on UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team
St. Louis, Mo., July 10, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis had 17 student-athletes named to the fifth annual University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced by the conference office.
Emory University led the way in the eight-team conference with 25 selections, followed by Washington U. (17), Case Western Reserve University (11), Carnegie Mellon University (10), University of Chicago (seven), New York University (four), Brandeis University (two) and University of Rochester (two).
Washington University has led the conference in selections in three of the five years, with a school-record 22 on the inaugural team in 2009. Washington U. had 18 selections in 2010 and a conference-best 19 in 2011 and 20 in 2012.
This year’s team is comprised of 78 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-Association honors and carry a 3.50 or greater cumulative grade point average during that playing season.
Headlining Washington University’s selections were three repeat honorees: junior Anna Etherington of women’s track and field, senior Marilee Fisher of volleyball and junior Maggie Mullen of softball.
Also earning the distinction were senior Eric Chalifour (football), sophomore Lucy Cheadle (women's cross country, track & field), senior David Hamm (men's cross country), senior Drew Hargrave (volleyball), junior Jeffrey Hirsh (men’s tennis), sophomore Zack Kessinger (baseball), senior Nicole Martin (women’s soccer), junior Kelsey Neal (softball), senior Gary Parizher (men’s tennis), senior Adam Putterman (men’s tennis), sophomore Dom Quaranta (baseball), senior Drew Sexton (football), senior William Small (football) and senior Brian Wright (men’s soccer).
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 Athletic Administrators and Delegates Committees.