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

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

St. Louis, Mo., February 17, 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 Monday by the Association.

Senior guard Alan Aboona  of the No. 4-ranked men’s basketball team, freshmanJohn Carswell  of the No. 4 men’s tennis team, freshman Ethan Brodeur of the men’s indoor track and field team and junior Lucy Cheadle and senior Anna Etherington  of the women’s indoor track and field team each received the accolade.

Aboona averaged 29.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game as Washington U. remained undefeated in the UAA with a pair of road wins last weekend. He had 30 points on 6-of-7 three-point shooting and 10-of-10 from the foul line in a 95-82 win at Brandeis University Friday, and followed that up with 29 points, five rebounds and five assists in a 79-75 win at New York University Sunday. Aboona hit 11-of-16 from three-point range and 16-of-19 from the free-throw line in the two wins. He earned the honor for the first time this season and second in his career.

Brodeur picked up the honor for the first time in his career after breaking the Washington U. school record in the men's mile with a time of 4:12.07 at the GVSU Big Meet Friday in Allendale, Mich. He finished 15th in the field of 44 runners that featured athletes from every collegiate level. Brodeur’s time was more than three seconds faster than the previous WUSTL school record set in 2011.

Carswell, who earned the honor for the first time in his career, posted a pair of wins in the Bears' 8-1 victory over DePauw University Sunday in Elsah, Ill. He paired with senior Max Franklin for a 9-8 (8-6) victory at No. 2 doubles, and then recorded a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles. Carswell is 17-6 (9-3-singles, 8-3-doubles) in his first season with the Red and Green.

Cheadle posted the fifth-fastest time in NCAA Division III this season in the women's 5,000 at the GVSU Big Meet. She finished ninth in the race, which featured 122 runners from all collegiate levels. Cheadle’s time of 17:05.71 was a season-best and just 1.51 seconds off her school-record time in the event. She picked up the honor for the first time in indoor track and field after earning the award once in outdoor track and field and 12
 times in cross country.

Etherington cleared a season-best height of 3.91 meters to win the women's pole vault in the field of 23 competitors at the Monmouth Fighting Scots Indoor Invitational Saturday in Monmouth, Ill. Her mark was nine centimeters better than her previous season-best and ranks second on the NCAA Division III leaderboard this season. Etherington earned the honor for the second week in a row and seventh time in her career.