Washington University Has Three-Student Athletes Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., May 16, 2011 – Senior Isaac Stein of the No. 5 Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team, senior Claire Voris of the softball team and senior Alden Black of the men’s outdoor track and field team each earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the conference office.
Stein posted a 3-0 record at singles and doubles to lead the men’s tennis team to a pair of wins in the 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament as the Bears captured their fifth-straight regional championship over the weekend in St. Louis, Mo. Washington U. swept Luther College 5-0 in the regional semifinal on Saturday, May 14, and followed that up with a 5-1 win over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the regional championship on Sunday, May 15.
Stein partnered with Max Woods to post an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles over Luther College’s Scott Sundstrom and Ramesh Karki on Saturday afternoon, picking up the 150th victory over his career in the process. He followed that up with another doubles victory, this time an 8-5 decision of UW-Whitewater’s Byron Balkin and Mitch Osborne, and a straight-set 6-0, 6-1, win over Andrew Bayliss at No. 1 singles.
Voris hit .364 (4-for-11) and was 1-1 on the mound with a 1.33 earned run average as the softball team posted a 1-2 record at the 2011 NCAA Division III Midwest Regional held at Central College in Pella, Iowa. She was 2-for-3 at the plate and picked up the win as the Bears beat Fontbonne University 3-2 in the opening round on Thursday, May 12.
In a 2-1 loss to No. 16 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Sunday Voris was 2-for-7 at the plate and fanned nine batters in 14 innings of work. With nine strikeouts she moved into 21st place in Division III history with 818 in her career.
Black set a new school record and met 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship automatic qualifying standards in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the North Central College Dr. Keeler Invitational on Friday, May 13, in Naperville, Ill. He won the 3,000-steeple with a time of 8:57.10, shattering the old school record of 9:08.32, a performance that ranks second in Division III this season.