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Published: March 4, 2011
Section: Sports

<i>PHOTO BY Alan Tran/The Hoot</i>First year sprints to Rookie of the Year

Vincent Asante ’14 was named Rookie of the Year for University Athletic Association indoor track and field 2011 season on Thursday.

Asante, known as a sprinter, was elected by UAA coaches after a successful appearance in the UAA conference championships during February break. While winning two All-UAA honors, Asante won the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.55 seconds in both the preliminaries and the finals, matching his personal best. He was .01 seconds short of the Brandeis record, and .07 seconds short of the NCAA provisional mark. Asante is the second Brandeis athlete ever to win the 55-meter at the UAA event along with Sunil Srinivasta ’91.

Brandeis fencer named best in conference

Foilman Julian Cardillo ’14 was named Fencer of the Year in the Northeast Fencing Conference last Wednesday. Cardillo managed a record of 24-1 to surpass nearly 400 fencers on 24 teams.

Other stars from the Brandeis fencing teams included sabre Anna Hanley with a record of 31-3 and Brandeis’ top women’s foil Vikki Nunley managed a 27-7 season.

The Brandeis Mens team finished its season in the upper-middle of the conference after losing four meets this season. The women’s team was in the running for a championship after a 10-2 season, but surprisingly lost to MIT and not surprisingly to Vassar, the eventual champions.