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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:
Lauren Mauge (Hanford, Calif.)