Eagles Garner Three UAA Athlete of the Week Selections

Eagles Garner Three UAA Athlete of the Week Selections

A trio of Emory University student-athletes were named as University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week Monday afternoon.

Senior Annika Urban from women's cross country earned the weekly honor for a second time this season as well as the seventh time in her career while both senior Kylie Hall from women's soccer and freshman Iris Berman from women's tennis each collected the first weekly award of their careers.

Urban won her second consecutive meet of the year posting a 17:44 5k time at the Julius Johnson Invitational in Macon, GA Friday morning. Urban was the only runner at the meet to cross the 19 minute threshold as she ran a minute and a half faster than the next closest competitor. Urban's 5k time of 17:44 represents the third fastest for a 5k in program history and the fastest since 2002. Urban's performance helped lead the Eagles to their first team win of the season as well, coming in at 28 points with second place Mercer finishing with 42.

Hall was a catalyst for the Eagles' offense this week, assisting on five goals as the Eagles defeated Sewanee and Lynchburg by a combined total of 8-1. Hall notched a career-best three assists in the team's 5-0 over Sewanee Friday night before adding two more assists in the team's 3-1 win over Lynchburg on Sunday. Hall has now recorded at least one assist in three straight games (all Emory wins) and is currently tied for third in the nation as well as the current UAA leader with six to her credit on the season.

Berman highlighted the women's tennis program during the first weekend of the fall, reaching the finals of her respective draws in both singles and doubles at the Elon Invitational. Berman began her collegiate career with straight set wins over players from James Madison (7-5, 6-3) and Virginia Tech (6-0, 6-0) before falling in the finals to her Richmond counterpart 6-3, 6-3. In doubles play, Berman advanced to the finals of her respective draw playing alongside classmate Alyssa Margolin. The tandem went 2-0 on Friday with wins over teams from UNC-Greensboro (8-6) and Richmond (8-5) prior to falling to East Tennessee State in the finals 8-5 on Saturday.

Women's tennis will be in action this weekend as the Eagles host this year's ITA South Regionals from September 23-25 whereas the women's soccer team has upcoming dates with a pair of Scots, beginning first with the Scots of Maryville Friday night in Tennessee. The cross country programs are idle this week before competing at the Paul Short Run and Alexander Asics Invitational on September 30-October 1.