LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego women's water polo team matched its program best, placing eight student-athletes on the 2013 Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) All-Academic Team. The league made the announcement Friday.
Juniors Melissa Bartow and Leah Gonzales, along with sophomore Rachel Brooks, are two-time WWPA All-Academic Team honorees. Sophomore Jolene Guiliana and freshmen Lauren Finwall, Laurel Kistler, Courtney Miller and Alexis Wieseler are all first-time recipients of the conference award.
The team consists of student-athletes that carried at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), played in at least 50 percent of the team’s contests and had completed a minimum of one semester or two quarters at their institution. All told, 59 student-athletes were named to the 2013 WWPA All-Academic Team.
In 2013, the Tritons won their second WWPA title in the last three seasons and advanced to the NCAA Championship in Boston, where they finished an all-time best sixth.
Brad Kreutzkamp, the WWPA Coach of the Year, led UCSD to a 26-15 overall record and a No. 12 national ranking.
To view the complete list of honorees, visit thewwpa.com.
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