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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) released the 2016 women's water polo All-Academic awards earlier this week and seven Poets were honored for their academic performances.
Among the three levels of academic achievement, more than 500 women were selected to this year's elite list. 21 SCIAC student-athletes received "Outstanding" recognition by the ACWPC, meaning those who achieved a GPA between 3.71-4.00. Honored with "Superior" recognition were 32 student-athletes that achieved between a 3.41-3.70 GPA. The 28 SCIAC performers who achieved a GPA between 3.20-3.40 were recognized in the "Excellent" category.
Kayanna Heffner (Bend, OR)
The seven athletes were a part of the 81 student-athletes within the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) who were recognized individually, while seven teams within SCIAC were identified as being All-Academic.
For the teams, seven of the nine SCIAC schools were recognized. Caltech came in 6th (3.50) to lead the programs. Pomona-Pitzer came in at 13th (3.37), Claremont-M-S in 17th (3.32) and Occidental College rounding out the Top 20 in 19th (3.27). Other teams included Cal Lutheran (21st – 3.26), Chapman (23rd – 3.25), and Whittier (30th – 3.17). The team GPA honors went to 44 teams overall.