WashU Has Four Named UAA Athlete of the Week

WashU Has Four Named UAA Athlete of the Week

St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 4, 2019 Washington University in St. Louis had four student-athletes named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced by the Association Monday. 

Freshman forward Justin Hardy of the men's basketball team, sophomore John Harry Wagner of the men's indoor track and field team, and sophomore Eka Jose and graduate student Aly Wayne of the No. 1 women's indoor track and field team each earned the accolade.

Hardy averaged 25.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as WashU remained in a tie for first place in the UAA standings with a pair of road wins. He shot 69 percent (20-29) from the field, including 9-of-12 from three-point range. Hardy had 25 points and five rebounds in an 87-85 win at Carnegie Mellon Friday, and then had 26 points, a career-high eight rebounds and three assists in a 66-63 win at Case Western Reserve Sunday.

Wagner ran to a first-place finish in the 400m dash (49.77) and helped the WashU men to a winning time in the 4x400m relay (3:19.87) at the Keck DIII Select Invite Saturday in Bloomington, Ill. Both times converted over to top-10 in NCAA Division III to factor in for the bank conversion. The 4x400m relay converts to the fourth fastest time, 3:16.74, while the 400m time ranks eighth at 48.99. WashU took second place behind No. 23-ranked Loras College.

Jose posted multiple first-place jumps while claiming second in the 60m dash at the Keck DIII Select Invite. In fact, two of Jose's marks are the second best in program history including her long jump (5.81m) and 60m dash (7.80 during prelims). She leads Division III in the triple jump (12.29m) while winning Saturday's event with a jump of 12.10m. Jose's marks in DIII rank second in long jump and 10th in 60m.

Wayne posted one of the fastest 3,000m runs in WashU program history while taking first at the Keck DIII Select Invite. She finished the race in 9:56.06 which converts over to 9:51.00 and is the fifth fastest time in DIII this season. The No. 1-ranked WashU women scored 100 points more than the runner-up and No. 6 Loras.