Washington University Has Six Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., March 28, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis had six student-athletes earn University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the Association.
Senior Matt Skinner and sophomore Taylor Berman of the baseball team, freshman Maggie Mullen of the softball team, sophomore Kareem Farah of the No. 5 ranked men’s tennis team, freshman Jasmine Williams of the women’s outdoor track and field team and junior Tyler Jackson of the men’s outdoor track and field team each earned the accolade.
Skinner hit .727 while slugging 1.364 in four games last week to lead the Bears to a 3-1 overall record. He tallied seven RBIs with four doubles and a home run, scoring eight times during his outstanding offensive week, and also boasted an .800 on-base percentage. In a 7-2 win over Illinois College last Tuesday, Skinner went 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs. He has raised his batting average to .333, and is second on the squad in doubles (eight) and RBIs (18).
Berman threw a complete game shutout to pick up a 12-0 win over the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Thursday. He scattered six hits over seven innings of work while striking out six batters and walking just one to pick up his third victory of the season. Berman leads Washington University with a 1.71 earned run average and 19 strikeouts in 26.1 innings in 2011.
Mullen batted .571 (4-7) and hit two home runs and had eight RBIs in a doubleheader sweep over Blackburn College on Wednesday. She went 2-for-3 with two home runs and six RBIs in a 16-2 victory in game one, and followed that up by going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a 10-5 win in game two. Mullen is batting .409 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in her rookie campaign for the Red and Green.
Farah posted a 4-2 overall record as the Bears won two of three matches against top-15 opponents in Texas last weekend. He went 2-1 at No. 2 doubles with junior Cameron Chiang and 2-1 at fourth singles. Farah posted two victories in a 5-4 win at No. 11 Trinity University on Saturday, and had a singles victory in the Bears’ 5-4 win over No. 6 California-Santa Cruz on Friday. He is 11-3 in singles and 8-6 in doubles this season for a combined record of 19-9.
Williams won the high jump at the Washington University Mini Meet, held Friday, March 25, at the Bushyhead Track in St. Louis, Mo. She cleared a personal best 1.62 meters to capture the top spot.
Jackson picked up a pair of first-place finishes at the WU Mini Meet on Friday. He won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.40, and the 400-meter hurdles with a mark of 57.34.