Washington University Has Three Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., April 15, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis had three student-athletes earn University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the conference office.
Sophomore Drew Padgett of the men’s outdoor track and field team, freshman pitcher Annie Pitkin of the softball team and senior Adam Putterman of the No. 14 ranked men’s tennis team each earned the accolade.
The honor for Padgett and Pitkin was the first of their careers, while Putterman picked up the honor for the third time this season and fourth of his career.
Padgett clocked a career-best time of 14:37.82 to win the men's 5,000 at the Saint Louis University Invitational April 12-13. He won the race by more than 15 seconds in the field of 56 runners, and his time set a facility record and ranks first in the UAA and 15th in NCAA Division III this season.
Pitkin posted a 2-0 record with a 1.27 earned run average and struck out 20 in 11 innings pitched last weekend. She tossed four innings of relief allowing one earned run in a 7-5 win in eight innings over Anderson University April 12, and followed that up with a career-high 15 strikeouts in a 6-2 win over Webster University April 13. The 15 strikeouts were two shy of the Washington University single-game school record.
Putterman posted a 4-0 record with a pair of victories at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles as Washington U. won four home matches a week ago. He paired with sophomore Ross Putterman for a win in doubles and a then posted a straight-set victory in singles in the 6-3 victory over No. 29 University of Chicago April 12. Putterman followed up Saturday’s performance with a pair of wins in the Bears’ 7-2 victory over No. 18 Gustavus Adolphus College, highlighted by an 8-5 victory over the 2012 NCAA Division III second-place doubles team.