Five Bears Honored as UAA Athletes of the Week

Five Bears Honored as UAA Athletes of the Week

St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 22, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis had five student-athletes named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports on Monday.

Senior Nicole Zanolli of the No. 7-ranked women's swimming & diving team, junior Brandon Lum of the No. 8-ranked men's swimming & diving team, freshman Jack Nolan of the No. 3-ranked men's basketball team, senior Annalise Wagner and freshman Elise Chao of the women's track & field team earned the honors.

Zanolli contributed two first place efforts to help lead WashU to a slim victory over No. 20-ranked Division II Truman State on Saturday. Zanolli posted the top times in the 200 freestyle (1:55.68) and 200 backstroke (2:09.19). She also finished third in the 100 butterfly (1:00.35), while helping the 200 freestyle relay to a second place finish (1:40.64). Zanolli earned the honor for the fourth time this season and the fifth time in her career.

Lum helped lead the Bears to a resounding 196-92 victory over Division II Truman State on Saturday. He swam to a first place finish and an NCAA Division III B cut time in the 200 butterfly (1:49.77). Lum also paired with sophomores Peyton Wilson, Simon Deshusses and Chase Van Patten for the winning time of 1:35.13 in the 200 medley relay. The Ventura, Calif.-native earned the honor for the second time this season and third time overall.

Nolan averaged 15.5 points per game off the bench and led the Bears in scoring in a pair of victories on the road. Nolan shot 61.1 percent from the field in the two wins, and hit 7-of-10 three-pointers in just 18 minutes played per contest. He had 15 points on 3-of-5 three-point shooting in a 100-64 win at Case Friday, and then hit 4-of-5 threes en route to 16 points in a 104-70 victory at Carnegie Mellon Sunday. Nolan, a first-time honoree, ranks second in the UAA in three-point field-goal percentage (.500) and third in three-pointers made (42). 

Wagner posted a winning time of 2:15.80 in the 800m run at the I-55 Triangular Saturday afternoon while also helping the Bears to a first place finish in the 4x400m relay (4:04.38). Her time ranks second in all of Division III on the season. The WashU women's indoor track & field team placed a close second. Wagner earned the honor for the first time this season and third time overall.

Chao helped the Bears place second overall at the I-55 Tri-Meet, as she posted the top-distance in the triple jump of 11.43m which ranks second overall in Division III. She also scored points for WashU in the long jump with a seventh place finish in the long jump (5.25m). Chao earned the honor for the first time in her career.