Seven Eagles Tabbed as UAA Athletes of the Week

Seven Eagles Tabbed as UAA Athletes of the Week

Seven Emory University student-athletes were selected as University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week for their performances during the week of March 18-24. The seven Eagles are the second-most in a single week during the 2023-24 athletic calendar.

Earning the weekly honor was graduate student Nikki Boon and juniors Audrey Johnson and Jackson Price from track & field, junior Blake Dincman from baseball, senior Page Nellis from softball and seniors Ana Cristina Perez and Ryan Glanville from the tennis programs.

Boon continues to be a powerhouse for the Eagles this season breaking another program record at the Emory Thrills in the Hills meet. On Friday, she tied for fourth in the high jump with a height of 1.50m which ranks first in the UAA this season. On Saturday, she recorded a program-record distance of 43.07m in the discus to break the previous record of 42.60m which had not been touched since 1989. Her distance ranks first in the UAA and third in Division III. This is the third weekly honor for Boon since joining the Eagles.

Johnson collects her second AOW award of the season and third of her career after a superb weekend in Atlanta. She competed in the 100m taking the first place win with a personal best time of 11.81. Her time is the third fastest in program history and ranks first in both the UAA and Division III this season. Johnson was also a part of the 4x100 relay team that took first with a time of 47.24 which ranks second in the UAA and in Division III.

Price rounded out the top performers at the Emory Thrills in the Hills meet as he turned in a third place finish in the 200m clicking in at 21.86 ranking 28th in the nation and second in the UAA on Friday. Then on Saturday, his best finish of the weekend came in the 100m with a first place finish running a 10.64. His time ranks first in the UAA and fifth in the nation. He was also a part of the 4x100 relay team that took first with a time of 41.72 ranking first in the UAA and eighth in the nation. This marks his first honor of the year and sixth of his career.

Nellis arguably had one of the best weeks of her career and it all came in just one day. She helped the Eagles to 19-1 and 5-2 wins against LaGrange on Thursday going 7-for-8 across the two games. She totaled eight RBI in the matchup, including five in game one, and scored five runs for the Eagles. Nellis also had a double in each game and a triple in game two against the Panthers. To round out her stats, she notched a 1.375 slugging percentage and an .875 OBP. This is the second straight honor for the senior and the fourth of her career.

Dincman earns his first-ever AOW selection as a member of the Eagles after a torrid week at the plate. Dincman powered the Eagles to a 3-0 week against #18 Birmingham-Southern and Wooster, batting 8-for-10 with four doubles and one home run while driving in seven runs. He scored a team-best five runs while also topping the Eagles in RBI, total bases (15), slugging % (1.500), and on-base percentage (.833). Dincman had at least two hits and two RBI in all three games, including a monster game on Saturday in Emory's 14-2 drubbing of Wooster in the series finale where he went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI and hit his third home run of the season.

Perez celebrated her senior weekend, helping the Eagles to a 3-0 record at home against No. 8 Johns Hopkins, No. 20 Tufts and No. 34 Colby College. Perez went 2-1 in doubles and 3-0 in singles by virtue of three straight set wins. On Friday, she won her singles match with a 6-2, 7-6 victory followed by a 7-6, 6-0 win against Tufts. She saw action in the No. 1 spot on Sunday against Colby winning by a 6-3, 6-3 decision. In doubles with her partner Emily Kantrovitz, the duo defeated Tufts 8-4 on Saturday and got the 8-5 victory on Sunday against Colby. For Perez, this is her first weekly honor of the season and second of her career.

Glanville earns his first-ever weekly award of his career after going undefeated in singles play on court three against two ranked opponents, coming in bouts against #14 Trinity (TX) and #16 Amherst. He won his match against the Tigers in straight sets (6-3, 7-6) before taking down his Amherst opponent in three sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-3). He added an 8-4 win in doubles against Trinity on court one alongside his classmate, Brandon Cohen.