Washington University’s Anna Etherington, Zane Turpin Named UAA Athletes of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 18, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis junior Anna Etherington of the women’s track & field team and sophomore Zane Turpin of the men’s swimming & diving team were each named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week for their respective sports, as announced by the Association.
Etherington was named the UAA Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for the third time this season and fifth time in her career after another record-breaking performance at the Illinois College Alumni Classic Feb. 15. She broke her own school record in the women’s pole vault by nine centimeters, winning the event with a clearance of 3.96 meters. The mark improved her previous record of 3.87m set last week, and ranks second in NCAA Division III this season. Etherington was also named the UAA Athlete of the Week Jan. 28 and Feb. 11.
Turpin received his second-career UAA Men’s Swimming Athlete of the Week honor after being selected as the UAA Men’s Swimmer of the Year at the conference championships Feb. 14-16. Turpin won a pair of individual titles at the meet, including setting a UAA record in winning the 1,650 freestyle. He is the first men’s swimmer of the year honoree in school history.
On the final day of competition, Turpin clocked a UAA-, pool-, and school-record time of 15:33.93 to win the UAA title in the 1,650 freestyle for the second year in a row. The time was also an A-cut for the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships. Turpin also set a pool record in winning the 400 individual medley with a B-cut and career-best time of 4:01.19. In addition, he swam the third leg of Washington U.’s 800-freestyle relay that finished third with a B-cut time. Turpin added an eighth-place showing in the 200 butterfly (1:57.43).