Athletes of the Week: Andrew Bauer and Ama Biney
Swimming and Diving
Andrew Bauer ’17 has been tabbed WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 18. Bauer guided WPI to its third straight Paul Parenteau Trophy in winning the Worcester City Meet. The sophomore from Cumberland, R.I. took home the Justin Ferris Award as the top male swimmer by winning all three freestyle sprints and taking part in four relay victories. Bauer claimed the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.50, and he followed it up by finishing first in the 100-yard freestyle (48.82) and 200-yard freestyle (1:46.95). He also swam on the school record-breaking 400-yard medley relay team (3:36.13) and was a member of 200-yard freestyle relay (1:29.89), 400-yard freestyle relay (3:18.03), and 800-yard freestyle relay (7:15.63), all of which garnered city championships.
Ama Biney ‘18 has been named WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Biney shot a sizzling 67.9 percent from the field to help WPI to a pair of victories in a three-game week. The freshman guard from Worcester began her week by draining six of seven shots from the floor and registering 14 points in a home victory over Mount Holyoke. After stuffing the stat sheets with 15 points, eight rebounds, three steals, and a block in a loss at Babson, Biney led all scorers with 15 points and pitched in with three steals as the Engineers improved to 3-0 at home in 2015 with a win against city rival Clark.