Washington University Has Four Earn UAA Athlete of the Week Honors
St. Louis, Mo., April 10, 2012 – Four Washington University in St. Louis student-athletes received University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced by the Association.
Junior pitcher Stephen Bonser and senior outfielder Brandon Rogalski of the No. 24-ranked baseball team, sophomore Anna Etherington of the women’s outdoor track & field team and freshman Ross Putterman of the No. 17-ranked men’s tennis team each earned the honor.
Bonser picked up UAA Baseball Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season. He earned his second shutout of the season in a 7-0 win over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on April 4. Bonser scattered eight hits and issued just one walk, while striking out three in the win. It was his fourth complete game of the season and improved his record to 5-1.
Etherington was named the UAA Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the second-straight week after setting a school record in the pole vault on April 7. She added 12 centimeters to her career best by clearing 3.87 meters on her first attempt to win the event at the WU Select Meet. Etherington’s clearance shattered the previous school record of 3.76m and ranks fourth in NCAA Division III this season. In the past two weeks, she has bettered her outdoor career best in the event by 31 centimeters.
Putterman earned UAA Athlete of the Week honors for the first time in his career after posting a pair of victories in the Bears’ 7-2 win over NCAA Division II McKendree University on April 7. He teamed with junior Adam Putterman for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles. Ross Putterman followed with a 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 30-ranked Fabio Tsuchiva at No. 3 singles. He is 12-9 in singles and 16-5 in doubles for a combined 31-14 record in his rookie campaign.
Rogalski earned UAA Baseball Athlete of the Week for the third time this season after leading Washington U. to a 3-1 record a week ago. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games with hits in all four games. Rogalski batted .563 (9-for-16) with a homerun, seven RBIs and five runs, including 3-for-5 with four RBIs and a run in the Bears’ 6-4 win over Hendrix College on April 6. He leads NCAA Division III with 60 hits this season, and is seven hits shy of becoming Washington U.’s all-time career leader.