Washington U. Has 10 Named to UAA All-Association 25-Year Men’s Basketball Team
Rochester, N.Y., November 26, 2012 — Washington University in St. Louis had a conference-best 10 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association 25-Year Men’s Basketball Team, announced by the Association in honor of its silver anniversary.
The team consists of each student-athlete who was named Most Valuable Player 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.
Among those honored is four-time Most Valuable Player Derek Reich of the University of Chicago, who was named the Association’s top player from 2000-03. Other repeat Most Valuable Player honorees are Tim Garrett (1989-90) of Emory University, and Chris Fite (1991-92) and Seth Hauben (2004-05) of the University of Rochester.
Nine different Washington University student-athletes have earned Most Valuable Player honors and an automatic spot on the UAA 25th 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) and Dylan Richter (2012). Tyler Nading was also named to the Anniversary Team after earning four all-conference awards (2005-09).
Rashad Williams of Brandeis University is the only student-athlete other than Reich to receive first-team All-Association accolades four times, accomplishing the feat from 1999-2002.
Three-time first-team All-Association selections were Steve DeLuca (2006-07, 2009) of Brandeis; Ed Saxon (1989-92) of Case Western Reserve University; Garrett (1988-90), Austin Claunch (2010-12), and Chase Fawsett (2003-05) of Emory; Fite (1990-92), Hauben (2003-05), and Milsap (1995-97) of Rochester; and Alexander (1999-2001), Folkl (1994-96), Ruths (2006-08), and Wallis (2007, 2009-10) of Washington University.
In 25 years, 14 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. Washington University 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 reached the Final Four in 2004. NYU played in the 1994 final of the NCAA tournament.