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UAA Picks Four Maroons as Athletes of the Week

Ben Sarasin, Marco Cobian, Ryan Cutter, and Kameron Bloye
Ben Sarasin, Marco Cobian, Ryan Cutter, and Kameron Bloye

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago accounted for four University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week selections on Monday afternoon.

Ryan Cutter was the UAA Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week in the wake of his historic victory over the weekend. At the NCAA Midwest Regional, Cutter became the first UChicago man to win the regional title as he finished the 8K race in a time of 24:32.6. He crossed the line 4.2 seconds ahead of the runner-up and topped a field of 252 runners.

For the second-straight week, the UAA Wrestling Athlete of the Week honor went to Ben Sarasin. The sophomore continued his undefeated run, going 5-0 on the week. He captured three-consecutive major decisions followed by a technical fall. The 184-pound championship match at the Trine University Invitational saw Sarasin top Wheaton College's Isaac Odell by a 3-2 score. In his five wins, Sarasin outscored his opponents by a combined 59-13.

Quarterback Marco Cobian was the UAA Football Offensive Athlete of the Week for the second time this year. In his final collegiate game, Cobian totaled 303 yards and four touchdowns while completing nearly 74 percent of his attempts in a 35-21 win versus Lake Forest College. The senior threw a pair of touchdowns passes in the span of three plays in the fourth quarter. Those two scores traveled 76 and 38 yards, sandwiched around a UChicago fumble recovery on the kickoff.

Kameron Bloye reeled in his second UAA Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week award. The first-year forward scored twice in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship. The Maroons went on to beat Dominican University 4-1 on Friday afternoon. Bloye finished his rookie campaign ranked second on the team in points with five goals and four assists.