Washington University Has Six Student-Athletes Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., October 3, 2011 – Senior Liz Phillips of the No. 2 Washington University in St. Louis women’s cross country team, senior Michael Burnstein of the No. 3 men’s cross country team, sophomore Lauren Steimle and junior Clara Jaques of the No. 12 women’s soccer team, freshman Jennifer Tartavull of the women’s swimming and diving team and freshman Zane Turpin of the men’s swimming and diving team each earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, it was announced Monday by the conference office.
The Washington University cross country teams ran in the 10th Annual Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday morning at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. Competing against primarily NCAA Division I competition, the WUSTL women’s team placed 13th overall in a field of 30 schools while the men’s team finished 14th out of 29.
Phillips paced the women’s team in their 5K race by submitting a time of 17:52.58 to finish 40th out of 351 runners. Burnstein ran the men’s 8K Gold Race in a time of 24:44.13, which was good for 32nd overall in field of 240 competitors.
Steimle and Jaques helped lead the women’s soccer team to three home victories last week. Steimle scored four goals, two of which came in the 3-0 victory over Fontbonne University on Sept. 26, and she tacked on another score in the Bears’ 4-1 victory over No. 11 Illinois Wesleyan University on Sept. 28, and in Washington University’ 3-0 win over Carnegie Mellon University in its University Athletic Association (UAA) opener on Sunday, Oct. 2.
Jaques posted a 3-0 record in the nets last week and allowed just one goal in 243 minutes played. She recorded shutouts against Fontbonne and Carnegie Mellon and was in goal for the victory over Illinois Wesleyan on Wednesday. The win over Carnegie Mellon was the 36th of her career, which ties the Washington University school record for career wins.
Tartavull turned in three top-three finishes in the first collegiate competition of her career as the Washington U. women’s swimming and diving team fell to Division I Saint Louis University, 152-87, on Friday night. She won the 100-yard freelstyle (55.16) and the 200-freestyle relay (1:42.75) and also finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.31).
Turpin finished first in one race and was the runner-up in another as he made his collegiate debut in the Bears’ 143-96 loss to Saint Louis. He won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:49.96 and placed second in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing in 53.21.