Lake and Peisker Nab UAA Athlete of the Week Honors

Taylor Lake and Kyle Peisker
Taylor Lake and Kyle Peisker

CHICAGO – University of Chicago's Taylor Lake and Kyle Peisker were selected as University Athletic Association (UAA) Athletes of the Week on Monday.

Lake was the UAA Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week. The sophomore forward scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds to rally UChicago to an 82-77 victory at No. 23-ranked Wheaton College. The Maroons trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter before mounting their comeback. For the season, Lake leads the team in scoring with 16.0 points per game to go with 3.8 rebounds per game.

Peisker's weight-class title at the MSOE Invitational helped him earn UAA Wrestler of the Week. The sophomore blasted through the 174-pound bracket with a perfect 5-0 record. He tallied a trio of technical falls (16-1, 16-0, 15-0) and a pair of major decisions (11-1, 14-5). Peisker won the title match 15-0 over his opponent from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He improved his season record to 8-2.