Washington University 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 student-athletes who received Most Valuable Player honors 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.
Nine different WUSTL 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 also was named to the anniversary team after earning four all-conference awards (2005-09).
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.
Ten former WUSTL women’s basketball players were among the 40 players honored on the University Athletic Association (UAA) 25th-Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team, as announced by the association in honor of its silver anniversary.
The 25th-anniversary team consists of student-athletes who received Most Valuable Player honors or accumulated at least five points with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition and one point for second-team honors in her career.
Among Washington University’s honorees on the team, Alia Fischer (1998-2000) was one of two players in conference history to garner Most Valuable Player honors three years. New York University’s Jessica McEntee (2007-09) was also a three-time MVP. Kelly Manning (2005-06) was also a repeat Most Valuable Player honoree for the Bears, while Karen Hermann (1991), Michele Lewis (1992), Tasha Rodgers (2001), and Laura Crowley (2003) each received the MVP honor once.
Manning was one of just two players in UAA history to earn first-team all-UAA honors in each of her four seasons, joining University of Chicago’s Kristin Maschka (1988-91). Meanwhile, Fischer (1998-2000), Hermann (1989-91), Rodgers (1999-2001), and Amy Schweizer (1995-96, 98) were each three-time first-team all-UAA selections.
Janice Evans (2008-10), Hallie Hutchens (2002-05), and Jaimie McFarlin (2007-10) also represented WUSTL on the 25th-Anniversary Team. Evans was a first-team all-UAA honoree in 2008 and 2009, and earned second-team honors in 2010. Hutchens was a four-time all-UAA selection, earning honorable mention honors in 2002, second-team recognition in 2003, and first-team honors in 2004 and 2005. McFarlin earned first-team all-UAA honors in 2007 and 2010, and was a second-team selection in 2009.
In 25 years, 23 teams from the UAA have reached the Elite Eight with 16 advancing to at least the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Final Four. Washington University holds Division III records with five National Championships (1998-2001, 2010) and 10 Final Four appearances.