Five from Washington U. Selected as UAA Athletes of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., April 21, 2014 – Washington University in St. Louis had five student-athletes named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced by the Association.
Freshmen Nick Gollin and CJ Price of the baseball team, senior Maggie Ingell and sophomore Annie Pitkin of the softball team, and sophomore Emily Warner of the women’s track & field team each received the honor.
Gollin received UAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors after earning two wins in three days for Washington U. last week. He made the first start of his career on a staff pitching day against Fontbonne University April 16, throwing three perfect innings with three strikeouts to get the win. Gollin then pitched four hitless innings in relief, allowing just one earned run as he picked up the win in the Bears’ 10-6 victory over DePauw University April 18. He is now 5-1 on the mound this season for the Bears.
Ingell batted .579 (11-for-19) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs in six games last week to earn UAA Softball Hitter of the Week honors. She also scored 10 runs to lead WUSTL to a 5-1 record on the week. Ingell went 6-for-6 with a home run, four runs scored and five RBIs in a doubleheader sweep against Millikin University April 18. She also had three hits in a 10-0 win over Greenville College April 16. With six regular-season games remaining, Ingell is nine hits shy of tying the all-time Washington U. school record. It was the second time this season that she has received Athlete of the Week honors and fifth time in her career.
Pitkin was named the UAA Softball Pitcher of the Week after posting a 3-0 record with a 1.38 earned run average and limiting opponents to a .169 batting average in five appearances a week ago. She struck out eight and allowed just two hits in four innings in a 10-0 win at Greenville April 16. Pitkin also picked up the win in a 5-4 victory over Millikin April 18, striking out nine and allowing just one hit in 6.1 innings. She capped the week by allowing three hits and one unearned run in five innings in a 5-1 win over Monmouth College April 19. Pitkin has earned UAA Pitcher of the Week honors twice this season and four times in her career.
Price earned UAA Baseball Hitter of the Week accolades after batting .600 and posting an on-base percentage of .680 to lead Washington U. to a 4-1 record last week. He was 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 15-3 win over Fontbonne April 16. Price followed that by going 7-for-10 with four runs, a walk, two steals and two RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of DePauw April 18. In game two of that doubleheader, he had his second walk off RBI of the season on a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning. After last week’s performance, Price is now leading the team with a .393 batting average and a .470 on-base percentage.
Warner raced to a season-best time and a first-place finish in the women’s 800 to be selected as the UAA Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week. She won the 800 at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Twilight Meet April 18 in Terre Haute, Ind., with a time of 2:12.28. The time was just .01 of a second off Warner’s career-best, and ranks fifth in NCAA Division III this season.