Four Washington U. Student-Athletes Garner UAA Weekly Honors
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 17, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis had four student-athletes selected as University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced on Monday by the Association.
Senior outside hitter Drew Hargrave and senior libero Kelly Pang of the No. 1-ranked volleyball team, junior goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson of the No. 18-ranked men’s soccer team, and junior Aarthi Kasilingam of the women’s tennis team were each selected as UAA Athletes of the Week.
Hargrave was selected as the UAA Volleyball Offensive Athlete of the Week after leading the Bears to a 3-1 record against four top-25 opponents at the Wittenberg Fall Classic on Friday and Saturday. She set career-highs with 23 kills and nine digs in the Bears’ five-set win over No. 3 Calvin College on Friday night, before tallying another career-high with 24 kills in the five-set loss to No. 7 Hope College on Saturday. Hargrave tallied 76 kills on the weekend, for an average of 4.22 kills per set. She leads the Bears with 3.80 kills per set this season, and is just 20 kills shy of 1,000 for her career.
Jebson received UAA Men’s Soccer Defensive Athlete of the Week honors for the second week in a row after helping Washington U. earn a pair of shutout wins on the road last week. He recorded eight saves in nearly 171 minutes in the Bears’ wins at Central College on Tuesday and Rhodes College on Saturday. Jebson has allowed just one goal in more than 468 minutes this season for a conference-best goals against average of 0.19. He improved his record to 4-0-1 this season, and extended his shutout streak to more than 327 minutes.
Kasilingam was named the UAA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week after opening the season with five wins at the Third Annual Lynn Imergoot Invitational. She posted a 5-0 record to win titles in the D Singles Flight and the B Doubles Flight at the tournament. Kasilingam claimed the D Singles title with a 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8) win over freshman teammate Erin Wong, and teamed with sophomore Hanna Newstadt to win the B Doubles Flight over Wong and senior Paige Madara, 9-7.
Pang earned UAA Volleyball Defensive Athlete of the Week for the third-straight week after a record-breaking weekend at the Wittenberg Fall Classic. Midway through Washington U.’s five-set victory over No. 2 Wittenberg University, she tallied her 2,045th career dig, becoming Washington University’s all-time career digs leader. Pang finished the weekend with 100 digs to bring her career total to 2,126, and earn all-tournament honors for Washington U. She averaged 5.56 digs per set in the tournament, including a season-high 30 in the Bears’ five-set win over No. 3 Calvin, and is now averaging 5.71 digs per set this season.