Wallis, Thompson and Unruh Earn D3hoops.com All-Region Honors
MEN'S ALL REGION
WOMEN'S ALL REGION
St. Louis, Mo., March 16, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis graduate student point guard Sean Wallis and senior guard Aaron Thompson of the men’s basketball team and senior guard Zoë Unruh of the No. 6 women’s basketball team were selected to the D3hoops.com All- Region Teams, as announced Tuesday by the Web site.
Wallis, a first-team honoree, averaged 12.7 points and a UAA-best 7.7 assists per game for the Bears. The 2010 University Athletic Association (UAA) Player of the Year also led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.6) and was fifth in free-throw percentage (.819). Wallis picked up his offensive game during UAA play averaging 14.2 points per game, including a career-best 29 points in a 92-82 victory at No. 21 ranked Brandeis University on Feb. 12. He also scored 24 points against the University of Chicago on Jan. 9, becoming the 19th player in school history to score 1,000-career points.
Wallis wrapped up his illustrious career as the UAA and Washington University all-time leader in assists, and is ranked seventh in Division III history with 773 assists. He also finished 13th on the Washington U. all-time scoring list with 1,216 points.
Thompson, a second-team honoree, averaged a conference-best 17.3 points per game for the Bears. He also led the league in three-pointers made (69) and was seventh in steals (1.4 spg). A first-team all-UAA honoree, Thompson scored in double figures in 23 of 27 games played, and dropped in a career-best 31 points in a 76-71 victory at Illinois Wesleyan University on Nov. 21.
Thompson finished his four-year career ranked first in school history in games played (119), second in three-pointers made (289), third in scoring (1,591), fourth in steals (163) and sixth in assists (340).
Unruh earns second-team all-central region honors for the first time in her career and becomes the first WUSTL women’s basketball student-athlete to garner all-region accolades since 2007. This season, Unruh leads Washington University in scoring at 12 points per game and is one of the top three-point shooters in the country. She ranks first in the UAA and 18th in Division III in three-point shooting percentage (40.8) and averages 2.2 three-pointers per game. Since Jan. 31, Unruh is shooting 48.1 percent from three-point range.
In the Bears’81-67 NCAA opening round win over Maryville College (Tenn.), Unruh became the 11th player in school history to score 1,000-career points. She ranks 10th in school history in scoring (1,064), seventh in three-point field goals (124), eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.369) and ninth blocked shots (59).
The Washington U. women’s basketball team earned its NCAA Division III record ninth trip to the Final Four with a 59-52 win over No. 5 George Fox University on Saturday, March 13, in St. Louis, Mo. The Bears will face No. 1 Amherst College in the national semifinals on Friday, March 19, at the Shirk Center in Bloomington, Ill., at 5 p.m.
The two-time defending NCAA Division III National Champion men’s basketball team ended its season with a 24-3 overall record, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bears also captured their 10th UAA title with a 13-1 conference mark.