Women’s Water Polo – Wed, Jul. 10, 2019 at 7:50 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. – Student-athletes from the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) compete as hard in the classroom as they do in the pool.
A total of 91 student-athletes from the WWPA’s nine institutions were named to the 2019 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-Academic Team.
The WWPA’s newest member, Salem University, led the nation with a 3.73 team GPA. In fact, all nine WWPA squads were recognized for holding team GPA of 3.0 and higher.
The ACWPC divided a total of 644 student-athletes into three teams: Outstanding (4.0 – 3.71), Superior (3.70-3.41) and Excellent (3.41-3.20).
Salem saw seven student-athletes earn the Outstanding distinction, a conference-high. UC San Diego led the WWPA with 15 total student-athletes spread across the three levels, followed by McKendree (13) and Cal State East Bay (12).
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete’s head coach must be a member of the ACWPC, while the athlete must attain a grade point average (GPA) in excess of 3.20. Teams must achieve a 3.0 GPA to garner honors.