Women's Water Polo

Women’s Water Polo lands seven on ACWPC All-Academic Teams

Women’s Water Polo lands seven on ACWPC All-Academic Teams

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ACWPC All-Academic Team

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) recently announced their Women's Water Polo All-Academic awards for the Spring of 2019 with seven coming from Whittier College. 

A total of 99 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) women's water polo student-athletes were named to the 2019 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic Team. 

Divided into three teams (Outstanding: 4.0-3.71; Superior: 3.70-3.41; Excellent: 3.40-3.20), the total shatters the all-time high of 573 established last year and includes 190 Outstanding, 273 Superior and 181 Excellent selections. It marks a 71-athlete increase over 2018 (573) and continues an upward trend following the 2017 (548), 2016 (508) and 2015 (315) honors. 

A record total of 64 institutions earned at least one All-Academic selection, while 57 schools garnered Team All-Academic recognition.

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.

Individuals earning all-academic recognition were as follows: 

Outstanding
Amelia Gregorio (Aventura, FL)
Jacqueline Au (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Teresa Marchetti (Messina, Italy)

Superior
Anastacia Gonzalez (Montebello, Calif.)
Marina Daroca Bazan (Barcelona, Spain)
Sawyer Bellville (Chino, Calif.)

Excellent
Lauren Mauge (Hanford, Calif.)