Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis had a conference-best 11 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association 30th Anniversary Men's Basketball Team, as announced by the Association Thursday.
The team consists of each student-athlete who was named Player of the Year or accumulated five or more points with two points awarded for All Association first-team recognition, and one point for second-team honors in his career.
Ten different WashU student-athletes earned Player of the Year honors and an automatic spot on the UAA 30th Anniversary Team: Kevin Suiter (1988), Charlie Borsheim (1993), Kevin Folkl (1995), Brent Dalrymple (1996), Chris Alexander (1999), Troy Ruths (2007), Aaron Thompson (2009), Sean Wallis (2010), Dylan Richter (2012), and Chris Klimek (2014). In addition, four-time all-UAA honoree Tyler Nading (2005-09) was selected to the 30th Anniversary team.
Three-time First Team All-Association selections were Steve DeLuca (2006-07, 2009) of Brandeis; Ed Saxon (1989-92) of Case Western Reserve; Tim Garrett (1988-90), Chase Fawsett (2003-05), Austin Claunch (2010-12), and Jake Davis (2012-14) of Emory; Evan Kupferberg (2014-16) of New York; Chris Fite (1990-92), Seth Hauben (2003-05), Jamar Milsap (1995-97), and John DiBartolomeo (2011-13) of Rochester, and Alexander (1999-2001), Folkl (1994-96), Ruths (2006-08), and Wallis (2007, 2009-10) of WashU.
In 30 years, 16 teams from the UAA have reached the Elite Eight with eight advancing to at least the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship Final Four. WashU won back-to-back national championships in 2008 and 2009, while also reaching the Final Four in 2007. Rochester captured the national title in 1990, advanced to the title game in 1992 and 2005, and made the Final Four in 2002. NYU played in the 1994 national championship.
WashU has a 318-100 (.761) all-time record in UAA play, and has won a conference-best 14 UAA titles – 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017.