Washington U. Lands 38 on UAA 25-Year Football Team
St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 2012 — Washington University in St. Louis had an league-best 38 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association 25-Year Football Team, announced by the Association in honor of its silver anniversary.
The 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.
Among those honored are multiple Offensive Player of the Year honorees: Brad Duesing (2004-05) of Washington University, Travis Sivek (2006-07) of Carnegie Mellon University, Dan Whalen (2007-09) of Case Western Reserve University and University of Chicago’s Dee Brizzolara (2010-11). Chicago’s Derrick Brooms (1994-95) won back-to-back Offensive Player of the Year honors, while Brandon Way (1996, 1998) of Chicago was chosen as the top offensive player twice in a three-year period.
Mike Campie, Aaron Lewis, and Sivek of Carnegie Mellon, Sam Coffey, Dale English and Marcus Kluczynski of Case, Dan Philips of Chicago, and Duesing and Jim O’Brien of Washington University each earned first-team All-Association honors in four consecutive years.
12 student-athletes garnered first team all-UAA honors three times and second-team honors once: Brian Calderone and Whalen of Case; Francis Adarkwa, Jim Raptis, Way, and Arlen Wiley of Chicago; Ryan Allerman, Jeremy Bellinghausen, Brandon Brown, Jeff Doyle, Michael Lauber, Chris Nalley and O’Brien of Washington University.
A number of other players were three-time first-team All-Association honorees: Matt Adams, Scott Barnyak, Ben Burton, Ricardo Clarke, Robert Gimson, Chuck Jackson, Robert Locke, Mike McLaughlin, Robert O’Toole, Chad Wilson, and Chad Zimmerman of Carnegie Mellon; Joseph Brenner, Ken Holloway, John Tiemeier, Whalen, and Rich Zdrojewski of Case; Mike Albian, Frank Baker, Brizzolara, Justin Kaderabek, Rick Lloyd, and John Tabash of Chicago; Robert Brown, Kassim Howell, Jeremy Hurd III, and Cornelius Johnson of Rochester; Aaron Boehm, Owen Griffin, Tim Gronewald, Todd Hannum, Josh Haza, Joe Rizzo, Tim Runnalls, Steve Steinbruegge, and John Woock of Washington University.
In addition, Washington U. had 21 additional student-athletes named to the team: Andrew Berryman, Vernon Butler, Joe El-Etr, Matt Gomric, Stacy Hightower, DaRonne Jenkins, Brad Klein, Easton Knott, Jon Kuerzi, Thor Larsen, Tim Machan, Luke McIntosh, Tyler McSparin, James Molnar, Chaz Moody, Austin Morman, Joe Rhein, Kyle Runnalls, Rick Schmitz, Cory Snyder, Drew Wethington.
Washington University has won a conference-best eight UAA Championships, and is 53-27 (.663) all-time in league play. The Bears had a UAA-best 15-game winning streak from 2001-04.