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AOW 12-11-17

Athletes of the Week for December 11, 2017

Women’s Basketball

Makayla Filiere  —  Carnegie Mellon University  —  Chandler, AZ (Hamilton)

Sophomore guard Makayla Filiere averaged 27.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 steals per game as Carnegie Mellon University split two games. She posted back-to-back career-highs with 25 points in a loss to Washington & Jefferson College on Tuesday and a 30-point effort in the Tartans’ 77-65 win over Saint Vincent College on Thursday. Filiere hit six of seven 3-pointers in the win, finishing the week shooting 64.7 percent from three-point range. In the two games, she connected on 52.5 percent from the field (11-of-20).

Men’s Basketball

Dom Cristiano  —  NYU  —  Valhalla, NY (Greens Farms Academy, CT)

NYU sophomore forward Dom Cristiano averaged 25.0 points and 17.0 rebounds in a pair of wins. He established season-highs with 24 points and 16 rebounds in the Violets’ 100-87 win over College of New Rochelle and then topped that with 26 points and 18 boards in a 100-93 victory over Elmira College. Cristiano connected on 67.7 percent of his field goals (21-for-31) and totaled 16 offensive rebounds in two games.

Andrew Sanders  —  Washington University  —  Tampa, FL (HB Plant)

Washington University senior forward Andrew Sanders recorded a double-double with a season-high 29 points and 14 rebounds in the 11th-ranked Bears’ 87-83 win over Central College. He shot 58.8 percent from the floor (10-of-17) and hit nine of 12 free throws. The double-double was the 14th of Sanders’ career.

Men’s Fencing

Grant Williams  —  NYU  —  Atlanta, GA (The Galloway School)

Junior Grant Williams of NYU captured the Division I Men’s Sabre Championship at the North American Cup in Portland, Oregon. He earned the top seed in the Round of 128 after finishing 6-0 in the first round. After a first-round bye, Williams won five consecutive bouts to reach the final, where he posted a 15-14 victory over the 2017 NCAA championship runner-up from Wayne State University.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Annie Huang  — Brandeis University  —  Chapel Hill, NC (East Chapel Hill)

Brandeis University first-year swimmer Annie Huang swept the breaststroke events in a narrow loss to Colby College on Saturday. She won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.63 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:39.85. Huang captured both events by more than 1.2 seconds and helped the Judges take the 200-yard medley relay.

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Tamir Zitelny  — Brandeis University  —  Syosset, NY (Syosset)

Brandeis University sophomore Tamir Zitelny won three individual events in the Judges’ narrow loss to Colby College on Saturday. He swept the backstroke events, winning the 100-yard backstroke by eight-hundredths of a second in 54.06 seconds, and taking the 200-yard backstroke in 2:01.05. Zitelny also won the 100-yard butterfly in 52.78 seconds.

Women’s Indoor Track and Field

Cassandra Laios  — Case Western Reserve University  —  Worthington, OH (Thomas Worthington)

Senior Cassandra Laios set two Case Western Reserve University records during the Kent State University Golden Gala this past weekend. She hit a mark of 17.62 meters in the weight throw to break the mark of 17.02 set by Temi Omilabu in 2016. Laios bettered her own record in the shot put with a toss of 14.09 meters. Her distances in both events rank second in NCAA Division III this season.

Men’s Indoor Track and Field

Andrew Ibibo  — Case Western Reserve University  —  Green Bay, WI (Green Bay East)

Senior Andrew Ibibo broke the Case Western Reserve University record in the 300-meter dash at the Kent State University Golden Gala this past weekend. His time of 35.64 seconds broke the previous mark of 36.19 seconds, set by Andre Christian in 1994. Ibibo also ran on the 1,600-meter relay team that posted a time of 3:25.10.


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

NYU senior Raymond Jazikoff finished 4-0 during the weekend to remain undefeated against NCAA Division III wrestlers this season. He earned two wins by major decision and posted victories over opponents from 25th-ranked The College of New Jersey and Johns Hopkins University to move to 19-2 overall this season.


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.