July 7, 2010

97 CWPA Athletes Named to 2010 ACWPC Women's All-Academic Team

2010 ACWPC Women's All-Academic Awards

DENVER, Colo. -- 97 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) women’s water polo players were honored among 289 total recipients by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) this week when they earned All-Academic Awards from the national coaching organization.

Student-athletes were recognized in three levels: 3.2 to 3.4 GPA (Excellent), 3.41 to 3.7 GPA (Superior) and 3.71 to 4.0 (Outstanding). The CWPA had 31 players honored in the Excellent category, 46 on the Superior roll and 20 Outstanding recipients as 68% of the league's honored players had a 3.41 or higher grade point average.

The number of recognized athletes is a dramatic increase over the 2009 honors in which the league garnered 89 awards, with 28 Excellent, 33 Superior and 28 Outstanding honorees. Further, it tops the 2008 (65 - 25 Excellent, 22 Superior, 18 Outstanding,) and 2007  (78 - 26 Excellent, 30 Superior, 22 Oustanding) lists of league honorees.

Overall, CWPA student-athletes comprised nearly 33.5% of the total recognized population, including 34.5% of the Outstanding, 40.7% of the Superior and 26.3% of the Excellent recipients, from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Western Water Polo Association (WWPA), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), independents and the Collegiate Water Polo Association, topping the other conferences in each category to remain the preeminent academic water polo conference in the nation.

In the team GPA standings, four of the top five teams in the nation made their home in the  Collegiate Water Polo Association as Macalester College (1st, 3.52), Harvard University (3rd, 3.43), Wheaton College (4th, 3.42) and Brown University (5th, 3.33) were among 10 CWPA programs recognized by the ACWPC.  Mercyhurst College (10th, 3.20), Indiana University (11th, 3.17), Grove City College (12th, 3.16), Hartwick College (17th, 3.10), University of Maryland (18th, 3.09) and Bucknell University (21st, 3.03) round out the league's selections as 25 programs in the nation recorded GPAs over 3.00.

 

Jess Clemente
Mercyhurst College
Outstanding
Chrissy Becks
Mercyhurst College
Outstanding
Jessica Barby
Washington & Jefferson College
Outstanding
Monica Hanson
George Washington University
Outstanding
Rachel Stein
University of Maryland
Outstanding
Sarah Ellerton
Macalester College
Outstanding
Kelsey Campbell
Indiana University
Outstanding
Allison White
Grove City College
Outstanding
Shannon Simerly
University of Maryland
Outstanding
Brianna Besch
Macalester College
Outstanding
Marissa Stamler
George Washington University
Outstanding
Ramona McCabe
Macalester College
Outstanding
Rebecca Queen
Wheaton College
Outstanding
Brittany Vogel
Washington & Jefferson College
Outstanding
Hallie Kennan
Bucknell University
Outstanding
Jessie Hurd
George Washington University
Outstanding
Emily Bellfi
Wheaton College
Outstanding
McKenzie Graf
Washington & Jefferson College
Outstanding
Erin Delker
George Washington University
Outstanding
Kristina Bergquist
Harvard University
Outstanding
Becca Shopiro
Bucknell University
Superior
Hope Rozelle
Mercyhurst College
Superior
Shelby Reyes
University of Maryland
Superior
Emma Higgins Morris
Wheaton College
Superior
Jenna Cotherman
Penn State Behrend
Superior
Kelly Peeler
Harvard University
Superior
Ita Barton-Kettleborough Harvard University
Superior
Shami Entenman
Harvard University
Superior
Lauren Baur
Grove City College
Superior
Kate Dunn
Indiana University
Superior
Kat Stanton
Brown University
Superior
Lauren Presant
Brown University
Superior
Elina Goldenberg
University of Maryland
Superior
Jessica Dorman
Hartwick College
Superior
Cathi Korenich
Mercyhurst College
Superior
Amy Nussbaum
Wheaton College
Superior
Alison Mantel
University of Michigan
Superior
Jillian Sebrosky
Penn State Behrend
Superior
Caroline Hannema
Wheaton College
Superior
Catherine Flint
Macalester College
Superior
Megan Walker
George Washington University
Superior
Heather Crockett
Wheaton College
Superior
Hannah Strauss-Albee Macalester College
Superior
Christi Sheehy
Wheaton College
Superior
Martina Shorkey
Hartwick College
Superior
Samantha Ryu
Brown University
Superior
Sarah Glick
Brown University
Superior
Rebecca Schultz
Macalester College
Superior
Danielle Wilson
Penn State Behrend
Superior
Caitlin Brown
Washington & Jefferson College
Superior
Allison Campbell
Indiana University
Superior
Laura Kuzma
Hartwick College
Superior
Kylie McCormick
Mercyhurst College
Superior
Bernadette Krandy
George Washington University
Superior
Christina Getaz
Macalester College
Superior
Megan Clampitt
Hartwick College
Superior
Alison Carter
Bucknell University
Superior
Nicole Redder
Indiana University
Superior
Megan Jacobs
Indiana University
Superior
Chris Evans
Hartwick College
Superior
Carly Hoshko
University of Maryland
Superior
Lauren Wyckoff
Indiana University
Superior
Patricia Smith
Harvard University
Superior
Karalee Angus
Wheaton College
Superior
Elise Molnar
Harvard University
Superior
Tara Murao
Bucknell University
Superior
Christine Goetsch
University of Maryland
Excellent
Tara Sullivan
George Washington University
Excellent
Amanda Brush
Grove City College
Excellent
Valentina Rozas
Bucknell University
Excellent
Elizabeth Nelson
Macalester College
Excellent
Sarah Cull
Washington & Jefferson College
Excellent
Kelly Wehner
Penn State Behrend
Excellent
Cara Reitz
University of Michigan
Excellent
Hanna Eimstad
Indiana University
Excellent
Devan Kennifer
Harvard University
Excellent
Charlotte Schou
George Washington University
Excellent
Hillary MacManus
Penn State Behrend
Excellent
Joanna Wohlmuth
Brown University
Excellent
Brittany Westerman
Brown University
Excellent
Linley Sullivan
Wheaton College
Excellent
Grace Fleming
Macalester College
Excellent
Nicole Nelson
Mercyhurst College
Excellent
Brittany LaPalme
Grove City College
Excellent
Aisha Price
Harvard University
Excellent
Kate Stiebler
Grove City College
Excellent
Morgan Sorenson
Wheaton College
Excellent
Lizzie Abbott
Harvard University
Excellent
Kathryn Bilder
Harvard University
Excellent
Kim Ballentine
Penn State Behrend
Excellent
Monica Zdrojewski
Harvard University
Excellent
Natascha Mangan
Brown University
Excellent
Shannon Leonard
Hartwick College
Excellent
Stephanie Laing
Brown University
Excellent
Shannon Carroll
Bucknell University
Excellent
Kate Van-Schaik
Washington & Jefferson College
Excellent
Amanda Johnston
Grove City College
Excellent

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