Gay, Hoener and Richter Named All-UAA
St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 2011 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's basketball team had three student-athletes named to the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Team, as announced by the conference office.
Senior forward Spencer Gay was named to the first-team, junior guard Dylan Richter earned second-team honors and sophomore guard Ben Hoener picked up honorable-mention accolades.
Gay earns all-UAA honors for the second time in his career after averaging 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Bears in 2010-11. He reached double figures in scoring in 23 of 25 games, including eight games with over 20 points. Gay was first in the UAA in rebounding (7.5), third in blocked shots (2.0) and sixth in scoring (16.3), field goal percentage (.540) and steals (1.5).
He scored a career-high 23 points at Brandeis University on Jan. 23 and at the University of Rochester on Feb. 13. Gay concludes his four-year career scoring 691 points and pulling down 358 rebounds in 77 career games.
Richter averaged 15.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for Washington U. He scored in double figures in 17 of 22 games played, including seven games over 20 points. Richter finished the season ranked third in the UAA in steals (1.6), fourth in three-pointers made (2.2), sixth in blocked shots (1.0), seventh in scoring (15.3) and ninth in free-throw percentage (.790).
He scored a career-high 25 points on four three-pointers against Emory University on Jan. 14, and recorded his first career double-double (20 points, 16 rebounds) in a home win against New York University on Feb. 18.
Hoener started all 25 games at point guard for the Bears and averaged 7.7 points, 4.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. He ranked fourth in the UAA in assists (4.7), sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.9) and seventh in free-throw percentage (.814). Hoener scored a career-high 18 points in win at New York on Jan. 21, and dished out a career-best 10 assists at home against Fontbonne University (Dec. 8) and the University of Chicago (Feb. 26).
A third team Capital One Academic All-District VII and Academic all-UAA selection, Hoener has a 3.55 grade point average while majoring in chemistry.
The Washington University men’s basketball team finished the 2010 season with a 13-12 overall record and placed third in the UAA with a 7-7 record. The Bears also secured their 27th-consecutive winning season under head coach Mark Edwards.