Washington University Has Three-Student Athletes Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., September 26, 2011 – Senior Liz Phillips of the No. 2 Washington University in St. Louis women’s cross country team, senior Michael Burnstein of the No. 3 men’s cross country team and junior Adam Putterman of the men’s tennis team each earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, it was announced Monday by the conference office.
The Washington University men’s and women’s cross country teams swept the team and individual titles at the Wheaton College Gil Dodds Invitational on Saturday morning at St. James Farm in Warrenville, Ill.
Phillips finished first in the women’s 6K race, besting a field of 96 competitors with a time of 21:48.93, while the WUSTL women’s team finished with a first-place team score of 25 points. Burnstein won the men’s 8K with a time of 25:23.30 in a field of 125 other runners, helping the Bears post a team score of 24 points.
Putterman captured the ITA/USTA Central Region Singles Championship with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kenyon College’s CJ Williams on Monday morning at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo. Putterman, who also advanced to the semifinals of the main doubles draw, won seven singles matches in four days to claim the regional championship. He is 9-0 this year in singles and 43-18 in his three-year career.