Washington University had a conference-best 20 student-athletes named to the fourth annual University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team in 2012.
WUSTL has led the conference in selections in three of the four years, with a conference-record 22 on the inaugural team in 2009. WUSTL also had 18 in 2010 and a conference-best 19 in 2011.
Junior Seth Wight was selected as a nominee for the 2012 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.
He was one of 117 student-athletes from all levels of college football up for one of 22 final spots. (Selections were unveiled in September, and Wight, unfortunately, was not chosen a finalist. For results, visit the AFCA website.)
The 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive lineman has been active in community service throughout his WUSTL career. Of note, Wight has served as a volunteer for the Jason Foundation, an organization dedicated to the awareness and prevention of youth suicide.
Junior Andrea Hibbert and sophomore Olivia Lugar of the women’s golf team were named to the 2012 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar Team for Division III.
A total of 585 women’s collegiate golfers were recognized from NCAA Division I, II & III. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and adjusted scoring average of 95 or lower.
Hibbert made 11 starts in her sophomore season and recorded four top-10 finishes. She was third on the team and 16th in NCAA Division III with a 79.00 scoring average.
She has a 3.51 GPA while majoring in business administration.
Lugar, the 2012 NGCA National Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, led NCAA Division III with a 75.50 average and recorded 22 of 24 rounds at 80 or lower. She had eight top-10 finishes in her rookie season, and she finished tied for ninth at the NCAA Division III Championship.
She has a 3.83 GPA while majoring in international and area studies.