CHICAGO – The University Athletic Association (UAA) and the Midwest Conference (MWC) combined to pick five Maroons as Athletes of the Week on Monday.
University of Chicago freshman Jeremy Yuan was the UAA selection in men's tennis for the second-straight week. Last Monday, Yuan won the singles final of the ITA Central Region Championships (6-1, 3-6, 7-5). He was also the ITA Central Region doubles title that same weekend, achieving ITA All-American status in both singles and doubles. So far this season, Yuan owns an 8-2 mark in singles and a 6-2 record in doubles.
UChicago swept the UAA's Offensive and Defensive/Setter honors in volleyball. The Maroons went 2-0 at the Elmhurst College quadrangular with a pair of 3-0 sweeps against Otterbein University and host Elmhurst.
Junior outside hitter Audrey Scrafford earned her third UAA AOW of the season with efficient scoring on the edge. She averaged 3.67 kills per set and hit .391 over the course of the two matches. On the season, Scrafford leads the team with 3.60 kills per set and a .284 hitting percentage.
Emma Griffith reeled in her fourth UAA AOW honor as the team's starting setter. The freshman guided the Maroon offense to a .306 team hitting percentage in the two wins, while averaging 12.0 assists and 2.33 digs per set. Griffith currently leads the UAA with 10.24 assists per set.
A career-high four touchdowns allowed Chandler Carroll to capture Football Offensive Athlete of the Week from both the UAA and MWC. The senior running back led the way for the Maroons offensively in a 28-8 home win over Lawrence University. Carroll compiled 151 total yards (104 rushing, 47 receiving) on 26 touches. He has scored nine touchdowns over the past three games.
UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week was awarded to sophomore Ben Christensen. The defensive end was a big contributor in the trenches with 11 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup. He helped the Maroons set new season highs as a unit with 16 tackles for loss and five quarterback sacks. The defensive line held Lawrence to 1.9 yards per carry, and UChicago only allowed 156 total yards in the game.