Washington University Has Four Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., November 14, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis had four student-athletes earn University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors, as announced Monday by the Association.
Junior quarterback Dan Burkett of the football team, senior Michael Burnstein of the No. 3 ranked men’s country team, junior goalkeeper Clara Jaques of the No. 12 women’s soccer team and senior Elizabeth Phillips of the No. 2 women’s cross country team each earned the honor.
Burkett threw for a career-high 316 yards and four touchdowns in the Bears’ 38-20 victory over the University of Chicago in the season finale on Saturday. He completed 20-of-31 passes and guided the Washington University offense to a season-high 491 yards of total offense.
Burnstein raced to a second-place finish out of 277 runners at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Championship with a time of 24:54.9. He earned All-Region honors while leading the Washington University men’s team to a runner-up team finish at the Regional and an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship.
Jaques posted a pair of shutouts as the Bears advanced to Sectional play with victories over Thomas More College (2-0) and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2-0) last weekend. Jaques and the Bears defense have recorded four-straight shutouts and have not allowed a goal in 448 minutes played, a span of nearly five games.
Phillips finished third out of 264 runners at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Championship to help lead Washington U. to the team championship. She clocked a time of 21:53.8 on the 6K course, just five seconds off her season-best. As a top-15 finisher, Phillips earned All-Region recognition.