Three Bears Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., October 18, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis had three fall student-athletes earn University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the Association.
Junior Michael Burnstein of the No. 2 ranked men’s cross country team, sophomore goalkeeper Clara Jaques of the women’s soccer team and senior defensive lineman John Schneider of the football team each earned the honor.
Burnstein led the Bears to a fourth-place finish at the competitive University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 16, in Winneconne, Wis. He finished second overall in a field of 575 student-athletes representing some of the top runners in the nation, completing the 8K course with a time of 24:40, just 17 seconds off the first-place pace of 24:23.
Jaques made 14 saves and did not allow a goal in 206 minutes played as Washington U. concluded road play with an overtime win and a tie. She recorded six saves in a 1-0 overtime win at Case Western Reserve University on Friday, Oct. 15, and made eight saves in a 0-0 double-overtime tie at No. 25 University of Rochester on Sunday, Oct. 17. Jaques is first in the UAA in save percentage (.910) and second in goals against average (0.45), and has not allowed a goal in 575 minutes, a span of seven games.
Schneider blocked a 27-yard field goal in the first quarter of the Bears’ 14-13 win at the College of Wooster on Saturday in Wooster, Ohio. He was part of the unit that was on the field when Ryan Miner missed an extra point with 3:03 left in the fourth quarter that secured the victory. Schneider also picked up a pair of special teams tackles on kick returns.