St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 24, 2015 – Washington University in St. Louis senior kicker Alex Hallwachs highlighted 20 student-athletes named to the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) and University Athletic Association (UAA) Football All-Conference Teams, as announced Tuesday by the conference offices.
Hallwachs earned first-team all-SAA and all-UAA honors, and was tabbed the UAA Special Teams Player of the Year. He tied a single-season school record going 15-of-25 in field goals and set a school record going 44-of-45 in extra points. Hallwachs led the SAA and UAA in field goals (15), and also was second in both leagues in scoring (89).
Junior wide receiver Kevin Hammarlund joined Hallwachs on both the first-team SAA and all-UAA squad. Hammarlund hauled in a team-high 64 catches for 957 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015. He led both leagues in receiving yards per game (95.7), and was also first in the SAA in receptions.
Hallwachs and Hammarlund were part of nine student-athletes that received first-team honors: junior offensive lineman Jerry Bauer (UAA), junior punt returner Hank Childs (UAA), junior center John Doty (SAA), senior tight end Max Elliott (SAA), senior cornerback Quincy Marting (SAA), senior running back Cody Ratermann (UAA) and junior defensive lineman Josiah Situmeang (UAA).
WashU had 11 student-athletes earn second-team accolades: Childs (UAA-wide receiver), junior offensive guard Craig Claire (UAA), sophomore defensive back Nick Doctors (UAA), Doty (UAA), senior defensive lineman Brian Douglas (UAA), Elliott (UAA), senior linebacker Matt Goad (UAA), sophomore defensive lineman Garris Goe (UAA), Marting (UAA), Situmeang (SAA) and senior punter Alec Stanke (UAA).
In addition, WashU had nine student-athletes pick up honorable-mention all-conference honors: Childs (SAA-wide receiver), Douglas (SAA), Goad (SAA), senior right guard Ben Lake (SAA, UAA), senior tight end Mitch McMahon (UAA), senior defensive back Dylan Petre (UAA), sophomore defensive back Andrew Ralph (UAA), Ratermann (SAA) and junior quarterback J.J. Tomlin (SAA, UAA).
WashU finished the 2015 season with a 6-4 overall record, securing its 21st winning season under head coach Larry Kindbom. The Bears were co-champions of the UAA with a 2-1 mark, and tied for fourth in the SAA with a 5-3 record.