St. Louis, Mo., March 20, 2017 – Washington University in St. Louis had three student-athletes selected as University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week, as announced by the Association on Monday.
Freshman Samantha Haubenstock of the No. 21-ranked women's golf team, sophomore Brigitte Hodge of the No. 9 women's tennis team and sophomore pitcher Zack Kotin of the baseball team each earned the honor.
Haubenstock finished the 14th Annual Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate Golf Invitational with 230 strokes to tie with two others for the top score on the weekend. She was one of only four golfers in a field of 120 to post three rounds below 80. Haubenstock had the first eagle of the invitational and totaled six birdies on the weekend to tie for second most. The WashU women's golf team tied for fourth in a group of 23 teams, including 10 of Golfstat's top-25 programs. Haubenstock was previously named the UAA twice in the fall season.
Hodge posted a 3-1 singles record during the Bears' four-match Spring Break Trip in California. She was instrumental during WashU's 5-4 upset win over No. 7 Amherst on March 14, winning at No. 4 singles 6-1, 7-6. She also picked one of two wins during a 7-2 loss to No. 8 Wesleyan on March 15. Hodge earned the honor for the first time in her career.
Kotin threw seven shutout innings of hitless baseball in a 5-0 win over Centenary on March 14 to earn his first victory of the season. After hitting batters in the first two innings, he settled into a groove recording 12 consecutive outs before a Cyclones batter reached base on an error. In addition to not allowing a hit, Kotin did not walk a batter while striking out five. This is the first UAA weekly honor of Kotin's career.