Washington University Has Four-Student Athletes Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., May 2, 2011 – Junior Brandon Rogalski and sophomore Stephen Bonser of the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team, freshman Maggie Mullen of the softball team and junior Dan Davis of the men’s outdoor track and field team each earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, it was announced Monday by the association.
Rogalski had an impressive week at the plate for the baseball team, hitting .600 with a 1.300 slugging percentage to go along with 16 RBIs, 10 runs scored and three home runs. He was 4-for-5 with six RBIs in a 19-12 win over Millikin University on April 28, and went 5-for-10 with two home runs and six more RBIs in the Bears’ double header split at DePauw University on April 30.
Rogalski also broke the Washington University single-season record for RBIs (60) and base hits (74) during Saturday’s double header and is hitting a team-leading .438 with a .722 slugging percentage this year.
Bonser nearly threw a perfect game but instead came away with a no-hitter in Washington University’s 8-0 season ending win against Fontbonne University on May 1. He struck out nine batters and was perfect on the day apart from a dropped fly ball in center field in the sixth inning.
Bonser improved to 6-1 on the year, recording his sixth complete game and third shutout while lowering his team-leading earned run average to 3.33.
Mullen hit .583 (7-for-12) with two home runs and 10 RBIs as the Bears split double headers with Fontbonne and No. 18 DePauw University last week. She hit safely in all four games, recording a slugging percentage of 1.167 and an on-base percentage of .643.
Mullen went 2-for-2 with a grand slam and six RBIs in a 10-2 win over Fontbonne and followed that up with a two-run home run in an 8-7 win over DePauw. She leads the team in hitting (.427), hits (53), home runs (nine) and RBIs (46) as a freshman.
Davis broke the school record in the 110-meter hurdles at the Illinois College True Blue Invitational on April 30 in Jacksonville, Ill. He finished first in the event with an NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship automatic qualifying time of 14.2, eclipsing the old school record of 14.34.