Four Washington University Student-Athletes Selected UAA Athletes of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., April 8, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis had four student-athletes named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week for their respective sports, as announced Monday by the Association.
Senior Ryan Doll of the men’s track & field team, senior Adam Putterman of the No. 14-ranked men’s tennis team, junior Jasmine Williams of the women’s track & field team, and sophomore Max Zhang of the baseball team each received the honor. Putterman and Williams each received UAA Athlete of the Week recognition for the third time in their careers, while Doll and Zhang were honored for the first time.
Doll was named the men’s outdoor track athlete of the week after clocking the third-fastest 200-meter time in Washington University history at the WUSTL Select Meet. He finished third in the race with a time of 21.83, which ranks first in the UAA and 10th in NCAA Division III this season. Doll also anchored Washington U.’s 400 relay to a first-place finish in a time of 43.00.
Putterman received men’s tennis athlete of the week honors for the second time this season after posting a 4-0 record in three victories for Washington U. last week. Putterman posted straight-set wins at No. 1 singles against NCAA DII No. 45 Rockhurst University and Wittenberg University, and teamed with sophomore Ross Putterman to drop just one game in a pair of doubles wins against Fontbonne University and Wittenberg. Adam Putterman earned his 140th win last week, becoming the seventh player in school history to achieve the feat.
Williams earned UAA women’s outdoor field athlete of the week recognition after posting a pair of top-two finishes at the WUSTL Select Meet. She equaled her career-best in winning the high jump with a clearance of 1.68m. The mark ranks second in Washington University history, while ranking first in the UAA and fifth in NCAA DIII this season. Williams also finished second in the long jump with a season-best mark of 5.41m, which ranks third in the UAA and 21st in DIII.
Zhang was selected as the baseball pitcher of the week after earning two saves in two appearances on the mound for Washington U. last week. He recorded a strikeout and got DePauw University to ground into a double play to seal a 9-7 road win for the Bears April 4. Zhang then threw the final two innings of Washington U.’s 8-6 upset win over No. 15 Webster University to earn his second save of the week and UAA-leading fourth of the season.