Sophomore forward Justin Hardy helped lead the men’s basketball team to a second-place finish in the University Athletic Association last season. In the lead-up to the No. 7 Bears’ Wednesday night exhibition match against Division I Missouri State, Hardy and I sat down to reflect on his experiences with Wash. U. basketball and his expectations of what is to come.
Getting nearly dunked on by former No. 1 NBA draft pick Anthony Davis could have been the most unforgettable moment for Washington University junior forward Matt Palucki. But his recent performance as the Bears’ starting forward is making a lasting memory on the court.
Last weekend at North Central College, senior Molly Schlamb, junior Sangeeta Hardy and sophomores Erica Jackey and Liz Phillips set the school record for the women’s distance medley relay.
The No. 6 Washington University women’s basketball team is on top of the University Athletic Association conference with a 20-2 record (10-1 UAA), and the team’s seniors have provided veteran leadership that has played a huge part in the team’s success.
Sophomore Dan Davis started his indoor track season with a provisional qualifying mark in the 55-meter dash. Later in the season, he added a school-record and NCAA provisional-qualifying time in the 55-meter hurdles to his list of accomplishments. Davis has led the men’s track and field team in points in each of its meets this season. These achievements earned him Student Life’s Athlete of the Week award.
Freshman goalie Clara Jaques was recently named the University Athletic Association’s Rookie of the Year. She posted a .842 save percentage, a mere .015 points behind the league leader. Jaques has completed nine shutouts of the soccer team’s 16 wins.
After coming off bouts of both the flu and pneumonia, sophomore Michael Burnstein led the Washington University men’s cross country team to a third-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional championships this past weekend.
Junior David Chao was the lone Washington University swimmer to win an individual event against Division I SIU-Carbondale on Oct. 30. Chao won the 200-yard freestyle against DePauw and swam the anchor leg in a 400 free relay that was decided by a second on Oct. 31. His accomplishments in the pool have earned him Athlete of the Week honors.
Senior soccer co-captain Becca Heymann scored two goals and had an assist in Sunday’s 8-0 victory against Fontbonne University.
In the football team’s 24-12 win on Oct. 24 over Ohio Wesleyan University, Washington University senior linebacker Bryce Buchanan recorded a team-high eight tackles.
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