30TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM
St. Louis, Mo., March 27, 2018 – Washington University in St. Louis had 13 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) 30th Anniversary Baseball Team, as announced by the Association Tuesday.
Andy Shields (2004-07) and Chris Lowery (2012-15) were two of three players in UAA history to earn All-Association honors for four years, in addition to earning a Most Valuable Player designation. Shields was the UAA MVP in 2005 and Lowery earned the honor in 2015.
The team consists of student-athletes who were named Most Valuable Player/Player of the Year or accumulated five ore more points with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition, and one point for second-team honors in his career. All-Tournament accolades, an additional award that began in 2009, is based solely on tournament competition and was not considered for this honor.
Also garnering a spot on the 30th Anniversary team with MVP honors were Ben Browdy (2016), Austin Darmawan (2016), Thor Larsen (1996) and Brandon Rogalski (2012). Brad Margolin also earned a spot on the team as the co-recipient of the first ever UAA Pitcher of the Year award in 2017.
Earning selection to the 30th Anniversary team with three All-Association honors were Kyle Billig (2011-13), Stephen Bonser (2011-13), Dane Glueck (1993-95), Zack Kessinger (2013-15), Zander Lehmann (2007-09) and Brian Tatro (1995-97).
In 30 years, 43 teams from the UAA have earned a trip to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship. Emory has reached the DIII World Series six times with runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2014. Brandeis reached the World Series in 1999. WashU has earned 11 trips to the NCAA Tournament, including three straight.
WashU has a 97-81 (.545) all-time record in UAA play, and has won seven UAA titles – 1995, 2003, 2005, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.