Washington University Has Three Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., April 11, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis had three student-athletes earn University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the Association.
Junior Dan Davis of the men’s outdoor track and field team and junior shortstop Corissa Santos and senior pitcher Claire Voris of the softball team each earned the accolade.
Davis qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships and nearly set a new school record in the 110-meter hurdles at the Washington University Select Meet on Saturday in St. Louis, Mo. He won the 110-hurdles with an automatic qualifying time of 14.34, which was just 0.01 shy of tying the school-record. Davis’ time of 14.34 ranks first in Division III through this weekend’s competition.
Santos batted .556 (10-18) with two home runs and four RBIs as Washington University posted a 5-1 record last week. She also slugged .944 and did not commit an error in 37 innings played at shortstop. Santos hit safely in five of six games played last week, including a 3-for-3 performance with two home runs and three RBIs in a 7-5 win over NCAA Division II Maryville University on Wednesday at home. She is hitting .379 this season, and has raised her batting average 111 points in the last 16 games. Santos earns UAA Athlete of the Week honors for the third time in her career.
Voris posted a 4-0 record with a 1.52 earned run average in four games pitched last week for Washington U. She struck out 29 in 23 innings pitched, and moved into 25th all-time in NCAA Division III history with 752 strikeouts. Voris tossed a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a 4-1 win over the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday, and then fanned 13 in a 6-3 win over Webster University on Sunday. This is Voris’ second Athlete of the Week honor this season and 12th of her career.