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The No. 4 men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 12 games with a pair of victories on the road.
At No. 2 Brandeis, the Bears rallied from a seven-point deficit with 1:39 remaining, scoring the final nine points of the game to escape with a 71-69 victory Jan. 27. Senior Troy Ruths scored 19 of his game-high 25 points in the second half. Two days earlier, Ruths had 17 points to lead the Bears to a 57-50 victory at New York University. WUSTL (14-2, 5-0 University Athletic Association) returns to action Friday, Feb. 1, at No. 1 University of Rochester.
Women’s basketball earns split on trip
The women’s basketball team split its first two University Athletic Association (UAA) road games of the season, winning at No. 8 New York University, 66-60, Jan. 25, and falling at Brandeis University, 66-48, Jan. 27.
Junior Jill Brandt scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Bears against NYU. The victory snapped NYU’s 27-game home winning streak and was WUSTL’s seventh in a row. The winning streak was snapped at Brandeis, where the Bears shot a season-low 25.0 percent from the field. The Bears (12-4, 4-1 UAA) return to action Friday, Feb. 1, at the University of Rochester.
Swimming and diving sweep Principia
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up 153-64 and 132-73 wins at Principia College in Elsah, Ill., Jan. 25.
The dual meet was the final regular season competition for both squads. The University Athletic Association Championships are Feb. 21-23 in Rochester, N.Y.
Leonard-Fleckman breaks school record
Senior pole vaulter Morgen Leonard-Fleckman broke the WUSTL pole vault record at the Engineer Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., Jan. 26.
Leonard-Fleckman cleared 3.65 meters, meeting NCAA provisional qualifying standards and surpassing the 3.51 meter record she set in 2005. Both men’s and women’s teams return to action Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Titan Open in Bloomington, Ill.
Dillinger resigns as head coach at WUSTL
Director of Athletics John Schael announced that Wendy Dillinger has resigned as head women’s soccer coach to become head coach at Iowa State University.
In six seasons, Dillinger guided WUSTL to an 86-25-8 overall record and ranks 14th among active Division III coaches, winning 75.6 percent of her games. Exhibiting the balance between athletic and academic excellence, Dillinger led the Bears to four University Athletic Association (UAA) championships and four NCAA tournament appearances. In the classroom, WUSTL had four Academic All-Americans, 10 Academic All-District honorees and 68 Academic All-UAA selections.