Washington U. Has Three Selected as UAA Athletes of the Week

Washington U. Has Three Selected as UAA Athletes of the Week

St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 2014 – Washington University in St. Louis had three student-athletes named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced Monday by the Association.

Senior guard Alan Aboona of the No. 3-ranked men’s basketball team and senior outfielder Maggie Ingell and sophomore pitcher Annie Pitkin of the softball team each received the accolade.

Aboona scored 25 points and dished out eight assists in the Bears' 86-73 win at the University Chicago Saturday. He became the 22nd player in school history to score 1,000 points after draining a pair of free-throws with 3:57 left in the contest. Aboona hit four three-pointers and connected on 7-of-7 from the free-throw line as the Bears completed the fourth undefeated season in UAA history. He earned the honor for the second time this season and third in his career.

Ingell hit .833 (10-12) with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs in three season-opening wins Saturday at the Warrior Spring Fling in Conway, Ark. She went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in an 8-0 win over Austin College, and followed that up with a 4-for-4 performance with three RBIs and two runs scored in a 14-1 win over Greenville. Ingell concluded the record-breaking day by going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs in an 8-0 win over Hendrix College. She earned the honor for the fourth time in her career.

Pitkin struck out 13 and tossed the 22nd no-hitter in school history in the season-opening 8-0 six-inning win vs. Austin Saturday in Conway, Ark. She also threw two shutout innings allowing one hit with two strikeouts in the 8-0 win over Hendrix. Pitkin struck out 15 batters in eight innings, allowing just one hit in two games. She earned the accolade for the third time in her career.