St. Louis, Mo., May 21, 2019 – A total of seven Washington University in St. Louis student-athletes were honored as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week, as announced by the association.
Junior John Brinkman of the No. 5-ranked baseball team, seniors Heidi Nassos and Jay Pittman of the No. 1-ranked women's outdoor track & field team as well as senior Jason Singer, sophomore Andrew Whitaker, senior Eddie Wintergalen and sophomore John Harry Wagner of the No. 5-ranked men's outdoor track & field team were the honorees.
Brinkman had multiple hits in every single game of the NCAA Division III St. Louis Baseball Regional, accumulating 12 total including two doubles and a home run while knocking in 10 runs. He also scored six runs while producing a .480/.500/.680 slash line. The 2019 UAA Position Player of the Year knocked in runs during all five games and helped the Bears to the most wins in program history during the NCAA Tournament as WashU concluded its season with a 34-7-1 record.
Nassos posted a personal-best height for the second straight meet in pole vault. She cleared 3.98m to place first at the Gregory Final Qualifier and continues to raise the second-best mark in school history. Nassos enters the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships as the second seeded pole vaulter.
Pittman placed second in Naperville, Ill. at the Gregory Final Qualifier in the 100m hurdles. She ran to a career-best time of 14.27 and enters nationals as the eighth seeded individual in the event.
Singer, Whitaker, Wintergalen and Wagner combined efforts to set the school record in the 4x400m relay. The group shed more than two seconds off the previous best time it established this season and become the 15th fastest group in Division III history when it posted a winning time of 3:09.93 at the Gregory Final Qualifier. WashU enters nationals as the top ranked relay team.