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AOW 1-15-18

Athletes of the Week for January 15, 2018

Women’s Basketball

Madeline Homoly  —  Washington University  —  Kansas City, MO (Bishop Miege)

Junior forward Madeline Homoly averaged 23.0 points and 10.5 rebounds as Washington University split two home UAA contests. She recorded her fourth and fifth double-doubles of the season with 25 points and 10 rebounds in a 92-84 loss to Brandeis University, and 21 points and 11 boards in an 84-69 victory over NYU. Homoly shot 52.9 percent from the floor (18-for-34) in the two games.

Men’s Basketball

Adam Gigax  —  Emory University  —  Mason, OH (Archbishop Moeller)

Senior guard/forward Adam Gigax averaged 21.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game to lead Emory University to home wins over Carnegie Mellon University and Case Western Reserve University. He topped all players with a season-high 26 points, including a career-high tying six 3-pointers, in the Eagles’ 82-77 win over the Tartans on Friday. Gigax followed that with 17 points, six boards, and three steals in a 91-59 victory over the Spartans. He shot 50.0 percent from the floor (14-for-28) and 47.8 percent from three-point range (11-of-23) for the weekend.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Sydney Catron  —  NYU  —  Alexandria, VA (Bishop O’Connell)

NYU first-year swimmer Sydney Catron won two individual events and swam on a winning relay in the Violets’ dual meet win over Long Island University-Post on Friday. She finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.00) and 500-yard freestyle (5:06.97), and swam on the victorious 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.13).

Agnes Lo  —  University of Chicago  —  Fremont, CA (Mission San Jose)

University of Chicago sophomore Agnes Lo swept the one- and three-meter diving events in a tri-meet with Lewis University and Olivet Nazarene University. She posted a score of 259.50 points to win the one-meter event by 33 points, and totaled 272.40 points to take the three-meter dive by 37 points.

Laura Barber  —  Washington University  —  Decatur, GA (The Westminster Schools)

Washington University senior Laura Barber finished the weekend with three first-place finishes in four diving events to help the Bears win two meets. She swept the dives at the Bears’ own invitational on Friday with scores of 416.80 on the one-meter board and 257.60 in the three-meter event. Barber captured the one-meter event with a mark of 246.29 in a tri-meet at McKendree University on Saturday.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Oliver Smith  —  Emory University  —  Milan, MI (Milan)

Senior Oliver Smith tallied the lone Emory University individual event victory in the Eagles’ dual meet against NCAA Division II Florida Southern College, taking the 50-yard freestyle in 21.30 seconds. He joined Sage Ono, Aaron Schwartz, and Trey Kolleck to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:23.95). Smith also swam the anchor leg of the runner-up 400-yard medley relay (3:31.09).

Nick Lemieux  —  NYU  —  Eagan, MN (Eagan)

Sophomore Nick Lemieux won one diving event and finished second in another in the Violets’ dual meet win over United States Merchant Marine Academy on Friday. He captured the one-meter board with a score of 286.87 and placed second in the three-meter event with a mark of 263.87.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Doyin Ogundiran  —  Brandeis University  —  Dix Hills, NY (Half Hollow Hills East)

Brandeis University junior Doyin Ogundiran ran the fastest NCAA Division III time of the season in the 800-meter run at the Judges’ Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational. She posted a time of 2:20.14 in the event and also anchored the 1,600-meter relay that won by more than 10 seconds in 4:14.03.

Angel Fluet  —  University of Chicago  —  Warren, NJ (Pingry School)

University of Chicago senior Angel Fluet won the pole vault with the fourth-best mark in NCAA Division III at the Maroons’ season-opening Phoenix Invitational. She registered a career-high height of 3.53 meters.

Julia Dannenbaum  —  Washington University  —  Summit, NJ (Pingry School)

Washington University first-year competitor Julia Dannenbaum cleared a pole vault jump of 3.53 meters on her first attempt at the Terre Haute Double Dual on Friday. Her height ranked as the fourth-best of the season in NCAA Division III.

Heidi Nassos  —  Washington University  —  Wheaton, IL (Wheaton Warrenville South)

Washington University junior Heidi Nassos cleared a pole vault jump of 3.53 meters on her first attempt at the Terre Haute Double Dual on Friday. Her height ranked as the fourth-best of the season in NCAA Division III.

Men’s Indoor Track and Field

Nick Matteucci  —  Washington University  —  Des Peres, MO (Parkway South)

Sophomore Nick Matteucci ran to a first-place finish in the mile run on Friday at the Terre Haute Double Dual. He completed the course in 4:20.18, which converted to 4:16.91 for the size of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology track. The time ranks 10th in NCAA Division III this season.

Ezugo Onejeme  —  Washington University  —  Randallstown, MD (Calvert Hall College)

Senior Ezugo Onejeme won two events to help lead Washington University to a first-place finish at the Terre Haute Double Dual on Friday. He placed first in the long jump (6.47 meters) and triple jump (13.62 meters).


Raymond Jazikoff  —  NYU  —  South Plainfield, NJ (South Plainfield)

Senior Raymond Jazikoff moved up a weight class to win three bouts at 165 pounds as NYU swept three dual matches on Sunday. He won two matches by technical fall and one by decision as NYU defeated Delaware Valley University (27-25), Rhode Island College (42-6), and Muhlenberg College (38-9).

Jason Crary  —  University of Chicago  —  Munster, IN (Munster)

Freshman Jason Crary of University of Chicago won all three of his matches at the Elmhurst College Al Hanke Invtiational on Saturday. He earned one pin and two victories by decision as the Maroons placed seventh of 12 squads.


Athlete of the Week selections are drawn 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.