|UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Athletes of the Week are selected from nominees submitted by member institution coaches and sports information directors. UAA Athletes of the Week are selected in each sport in which the UAA sponsors competition. They are selected on the basis of their individual performances and contributions to team efforts during the past week in both Association and non-Association competition.
Loren Wagner — University of Rochester — Traverse City, MI (Traverse City)
Senior center Loren Wagner recorded her 16th double-double of the season with 23 points and 18 rebounds as the University of Rochester closed out the season with an 84-72 victory over Emory University. She connected on nine of 13 field goals and five of seven free throws. Wagner took over in the second half, totaling 19 points and 10 boards.
Derek Retos — Brandeis University — North Attleboro, MA (Brimmer and May School)
Senior guard Derek Retos scored 23 points, hitting seven 3-pointers for the fifth time in his career, to lead Brandeis University to a 92-53 win over NYU. He shot 63.6 percent from three-point range (7-for-11) and added five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Retos finished his career with a school-record 231 three-pointers made.
Alan Aboona — Washington University — Wheeling, IL (St. Viator)
Senior Alan Aboona scored 25 points and dished out eight assists as Washington University completed the fourth undefeated season in UAA men’s basketball history with an 86-73 victory over the University of Chicago. The guard hit four of eight 3-pointers, grabbed three rebounds, and made all seven of his free throws. Aboona became the 22nd player in program history to score 1,000 points when he made a pair of free throws with 3:57 remaining.
Women’s Swimming and Diving
Sarah Greene — Emory University — Durham, NC (Riverside)
Emory University senior Sarah Greene won the one-meter dive at the NCAA Division III Region 2 Diving Championships in Grinnell, IA to qualify for competition at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. She won the one-meter event with a score of 420.80 and placed third on the three-meter board with 424.90 points.
Men’s Swimming and Diving
Matthew Staab — University of Chicago — Winnetka, IL (New Trier)
University of Chicago junior Matthew Staab qualified for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships with his performance at the NCAA Division III Region 1 Diving Championships in Granville, OH. He finished fifth in the one-meter dive with a score of 462.05 and placed sixth on the three-meter board with a mark of 483.65.
Austen Blease — NYU — San Jose, CA (Saint Francis)
NYU junior Austen Blease qualified for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships with his performance at the NCAA Division III Region 3 Diving Championships in Troy, NY. He finished sixth in the one-meter competition with a score of 506.55 and placed seventh on the three-meter board with 487.45 points.
Brandon Jones — NYU — West Des Moines, IA (Valley)
Junior Brandon Jones of NYU earned his second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships by taking the title at 141 pounds at the NCAA Division III East Region Championships. He began the day with a 13-2 major decision over his opponent from the University of Scranton and posted an 8-3 decision in the quarterfinals over his foe from Ferrum College. Jones decisioned his McDaniel College opponent 9-3 in the semifinals before topping the eighth-ranked wrestler in the nation by a 7-4 decision in the title match.
Jordan Swisher — Case Western Reserve University — Pittsford, NY (Pittsford Sutherland)
Case Western Reserve University junior Jordan Swisher finished 5-for-7 in two Spartan games on Saturday with a double, triple, and home run. The catcher scored two runs and drove in five as CWRU split, defeating Denison University 12-7 before falling to Marietta College 2-1.
Wes Peacock — Emory University — Sherman Oaks, CA (Harvard-Westlake)
Emory University junior centerfielder Wes Peacock batted .669 (6-for-9) with five runs scored, two home runs, and 11 runs batted in to lead the Eagles to a 3-0 mark. He finished the week going 4-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, and five RBI in a 14-2 victory over NAIA opponent Rochester College.
Hans Hansen — Emory University — Playa del Rey, CA (Harvard-Westlake)
Emory University freshman pitcher Hans Hansen earned his third win of the season, yielding only a leadoff single before retiring the final 15 batters he faced in a 14-2 Eagle victory over Rochester College. He has not walked a batter in his first 22 innings of collegiate work and fanned three hitters against Rochester.
Maggie Ingell — Washington University — Winnetka, IL (Loyola Academy)
Washington University senior Maggie Ingell batted .833 (10-for-12) with three doubles, two home runs, and eight runs batted in as the Bears swept three games on Saturday. The outfielder finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in both an 8-0 win over Austin College and a 14-1 victory over Greenville College. Ingell finished the day going 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in an 8-0 blanking of Hendrix College.
Annie Pitkin — Washington University — West Springfield, MA (Suffield Academy)
Washington University sophomore hurler Annie Pitkin struck out 13 and tossed the 22nd no-hitter in program history in the Bears’ season-opening 8-0 win over Austin College on Saturday. She tossed two more shutout innings later in the day with two strikeouts in another 8-0 Washington victory over Hendrix College.
Bryn Raschke — Carnegie Mellon University — Del Mar, CA (Torrey Pines)
Vanessa Pavia — Carnegie Mellon University — Thornwood, NY (Acad. of our Lady of Good Counsel)
Junior Bryn Raschke and first-year player Vanessa Pavia finished 3-0 at first doubles at the ITA Division III Women’s National Team Indoor Championships to lead Carnegie Mellon University to a second-place finish. The duo opened the tournament with an 8-3 win over opponents from UAA rival Washington University and followed that with an 8-2 victory over UAA rival University of Chicago. Raschke and Pavia earned the team’s only point against Johns Hopkins University with a 9-8 (9-7) win.
Gabrielle Clark — Emory University — Chicago, IL (University of Chicago Lab)
Senior Gabrielle Clark of Emory University earned a pair of singles wins, including a victory over the second-ranked player in NCAA Division II to clinch the Eagles’ victory over Columbus State University, the fifth-ranked squad in Division II. Her 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win handed her opponent her first singles loss in 51 matches. Clark did not drop a game in her first singles win over her opponent from NCAA Division II Clayton State University.
Steven Wu — NYU — Hillsborough, NJ (Hillsborough)
Senior Steven Wu of NYU won both his singles matches, including a key upset, to lead the Violets past 25th-ranked Skidmore College. He did not drop a game in defeating his opponent from Drew University on Thursday and then toppled the top-ranked player in the Northeast Region and the third-ranked player nationally, 6-2, 6-2 as NYU edged Skidmore 5-4. Wu teamed with Aaron Meltzer for an 8-1 win at first doubles against Drew.