Washington University Lands Six on UAA 25th Anniversary Baseball Team
UAA 25TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM
St. Louis, Mo., March 25, 2013 – Six former Washington University in St. Louis baseball players were among the 37 student-athletes honored on the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association 25th Anniversary Baseball Team, as announced by the Association in honor of its silver anniversary.
The 25th Anniversary Team consists of each student-athlete who was named Most Valuable Player or accumulated at least five points with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition and one point for second-team honors in her career. All-Tournament designation, an additional award that began in 2009, is based solely on tournament competition and was not considered for this award.
Washington University’s Andy Shields (2004-07) was one of three players recognized as the only four-time All-Association first team choices, joining Case Western Reserve University’s Chad Mullins (2008-11) and Emory University’s Andrew Cohn (2008-11). Shields was also selected as the UAA Most Valuable Player in 2005, while Mullins earned the honor in 2011.
Two of Washington U.’s other five student-athletes recognized on the 25th Anniversary Team were also Most Valuable Player honorees: Thor Larsen (1996) and Brandon Rogalski (2012). Larsen was a first-team all-UAA selection in 1996 and 1998, and earned second-team honors in 1997. Rogalski earned first-team recognition in 2011 and 2012.
Dane Glueck, Zander Lehmann and Brian Tatro also represented Washington University on the 25th Anniversary Team. Glueck was a three-time first-team honoree for the Bears (1993-95). Lehmann received first-team accolades in 2007 and 2009, while being selected to the second team in 2008. Tatro was named to the all-UAA second team in 1995, before receiving first-team honors in 1996 and 1997.
Emory had a conference-best 14 honorees on the 25th Anniversary Team. In 25 years, 33 teams from the UAA have earned trips to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship. Brandeis University reached the Division III World Series in 1999, and Emory has reached the World Series three times.