Washington University Lands Three UAA Athletes of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 10, 2012 – Three student-athletes from Washington University in St. Louis were among this week’s University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honorees, as announced on Monday by the Association.
Junior goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson of the men’s soccer team, sophomore linebacker Fade Oluokun of the football team, and senior libero Kelly Pang of the No. 1-ranked volleyball team were each selected as UAA Athletes of the Week for their respective sports.
Jebson received UAA Men’s Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week honors after making a season-high eight saves in Washington U.’s double-overtime draw against No. 3-ranked Loras College on Friday. He earned his second shutout of the season, and 11th of his career in the match. Jebson has now allowed just one goal in more than 297 minutes in goal for the Bears this season, good for a conference-best 0.30 goals against average.
Oluokun was named the UAA Football Defensive Athlete of the Week after recording a career-high 16 tackles (10 solo) in the Bears’ 20-17 overtime loss at Rhodes College on Saturday. He also added two tackles for loss for four yards. Through two weeks of play, Oluokun ranks second in the UAA with 22 tackles.
Pang was selected as the UAA Volleyball Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row after helping the Bears earn four wins over ranked opponents at the Washington University/ASICS National Invitational. She became the second player in Washington U. history to surpass 2,000 career digs, finishing with 82 digs on the week to bring her career total to 2,026. Pang averaged 6.31 digs per set in the tournament to receive all-tournament honors, and is now just 19 digs shy of becoming Washington University’s all-time career digs leader.