WashU Has Eight Named UAA Athlete of the Week

WashU Has Eight Named UAA Athlete of the Week

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

Senior forward Madeline Homoly of the No. 22-ranked women's basketball team, senior Heidi Nassos of the No. 1 women's indoor track and field team, senior Jason Singer, senior Eddie Wintergalen, sophomore Andrew Whitaker and sophomore John Harry Wagner of the No. 9 men's indoor track and field team, senior pitcher John Howard of the baseball team and freshman Julia Dai of the No. 10 women's golf team each earned the honor.

Homoly averaged a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Bears won a pair of home games to advance to the NCAA Division III Sectional Semifinal. She had 19 points and 11 boards in a 72-56 win over Wisconsin-Whitewater Friday in the first round Friday, and then had 23 points and 11 rebounds in an 86-78 victory over No. 8 George Fox in the second round Saturday. She also tallied five steals, four assists and two blocks and shot 48.6 percent from the field.

Nassos posted a height of 3.91m to take first-place in pole vault Saturday at the Wartburg Qualifier. She already has the top height in NCAA Division III this season at 3.93m.         

The men's 4x400m relay team of Singer, Wintergalen, Whitaker and Wagner shattered the previous school record set less than a month prior Saturday at the Wartburg Qualifier. The group ran to a first-place finish and shaved more than two seconds off the school record with a time of 3:16.27. The Bears currently have the fastest time in Division III this season.

Howard tossed a complete game in a 6-2 win over the University of Dubuque Friday at home. He limited the Spartans to four hits and two of those came in the first inning to start the game. In total, Howard threw nine innings of four-hit baseball, allowing two unearned runs while striking out eight batters.

Dai tied for 10th place at the Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invite Saturday with a five-over par 78. She was just three strokes off the lead while posting 13 pars, including eight on the front nine.