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  • Miguel Davis, Business Class of ’11, was 2-for-4 with two runs against Brandeis University at the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship. After defeating Brandeis 8–6, the Bears lost to Emory and came in third in the UAA conference with a 3–3 record. (Danny Reise)

  • Forward Spencer Gay, Business Class of ’11, was named to the first-team of the All-UAA. He averaged 16.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Bears in 2010–11. (Whitney Curtis)

  • The Bears made their ninth appearance in the NCAA Division III national championship game in 2011. This was the third consecutive season and the fourth time over the past five years they appeared in the finals. (Danny Reise)

  • Dan Davis, Engineering Class of ’12, was the national runner-up in the 55–meter hurdles at the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. He broke the school record, posting a time of 7.47. (Courtesy photo)

  • Distance runner Liz Phillips, Engineering Class of ’12, was named the women’s track & field Elite 88 winner. This award recognizes the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level, while also achieving the highest academic standard among her peers. (Mary Butkus)

  • Olivia Cook, Arts & Sciences Class of ’12, tossed a two-hit shutout against Brandeis University on the final day of the 2011 UAA Championship. She posted a 3–1 record with a 1.22 earned run average in 23 innings pitched during the championship. (Mary Butkus)

  • The men’s 200-medley relay team turned in a school-record breaking time of 1:31.95 at the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. Members included Kartik Anjur, Arts & Sciences Class of ’11; David Chao, Engineering Class of ’11; Brendan Morin, Arts & Sciences Class of ’13; and Brian Carpenter, Engineering Class of ’14. (Mary Butkus)

  • In spring 2011, the women’s swimming & diving team learned they earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honors for their 3.57 grade-point-average at the end of 2010. This was the highest GPA among UAA schools, second among Division III programs, and fifth among women’s programs at all three NCAA divisions. (Mary Butkus)

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Bears Spring into Action

During spring 2011, the Washington University Bears continued their long history of athletic excellence. The following snapshots give a glimpse of their success:

• Baseball: The baseball team came in third at the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship under the direction of first-year head coach Steve Duncan. He took over for former head coach Ric Lessmann, who managed the Bears for 17 seasons, posting a 396–231–1 record.

• Men’s Basketball: The men’s basketball team clinched its school-record 27th-consecutive winning season with a 13–12 overall record. The Bears secured a third-place finish in the University Athletic Association (UAA).

• Women’s Basketball: In a bid to win back-to-back championships, the women’s basketball team fell to No. 2 Amherst College, 64–55, in the 2011 NCAA Division III national championship game on March 19. The Bears defeated five-straight top-10 opponents during their run to the national championship game.

• Men’s Indoor Track & Field: The men’s indoor track & field team finished eighth at the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. This was the Bears best finish in program history and the first time they have placed in the top 10.

• Women’s Indoor Track & Field: The women’s distance medley relay team finished as the national runner-up at the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. Overall, the women’s indoor track & field team tied for 27th place.

• Softball: The softball team secured a second-place finish at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship. This marks the ninth-straight season the Bears have finished in the top two of the conference.

• Men’s Swimming & Diving: The men’s swimming & diving team captured 16th place at the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. The Bears secured their ninth-straight top-20 finish in the NCAA Championships.

• Women’s Swimming & Diving: The women’s swimming & diving team finished 24th at the 2011 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. This marks the ninth-straight season the Bears have placed in the top 25.

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Bears Spring into ActionDuring spring 2011, the Bears continued their long history of athletic excellence. From men’s baseball to women’s swimming & diving, the following snapshots give a glimpse of their success.

Law Student Wins National Writing ContestHeejung Park, a master of laws (LLM) student at the School of Law, won the National Law Review’s student writing contest. Park, who is from Korea, is studying U.S. law.

Urban Pollutants Increase Parkinson’s Disease RiskHigh levels of manganese and copper pollution in urban areas are linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a large-scale analysis of urban pollution and Parkinson’s incidence in the United States.

Community in Pictures:

Danforth Campus Named a Tree Campus USAHome to some 3,800 trees, the Danforth Campus was recently recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus USA. The Danforth Campus features 46 different tree species and 76 varieties.

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