Washington U.’s Alan Aboona and Luke Dobben Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., January 14, 2013 – Junior Alan Aboona of the No. 12 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s basketball team and sophomore Luke Dobben of the men’s swimming and diving team were named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week, as announced Monday by the Association.
This marks the first time in Aboona and Dobben’s careers they have earned the accolade.
Aboona scored a career-high 35 points and set a conference single-game record with 10 three-pointers in the Bears’ 86-84 victory at Emory University Friday in Atlanta. He hit his first nine three-pointers of the game and finished 10-of-11 from beyond the arc. Aboona’s nine threes in a row also broke the Washington U. record for consecutive three-pointers of seven set by Gene Nolan during the 1993-94 season.
For the week, Aboona averaged 23 points, four assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game as Washington U. posted a 1-1 record on the road. He shot 57.1 percent (16-28) from the field in the two games, and hit 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) from three-point range.
Dobben had a busy week, leading the Bears to a 172-90 win over Wabash College Wednesday, before helping Washington U. finish third in the team standings at their own WU Invitational Friday and Saturday. He won three individual events in the dual against Wabash. Dobben clocked a season-best time of 9:44.69 to win the 1,000 freestyle by more than 20 seconds. He followed that with wins in the 200 butterfly (1:57.13) and the 500 freestyle (4:48.85).
At the WU Invite, Dobben was the lone event winner for the Washington U. men. He swam to a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle in 4:42.55, and also finished first in the 200 butterfly in 1:56.30. Dobben added a third-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:51.45.