Presidents’ Water Polo Earns ACWPC All-Academic Accolades
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College had seven women’s water polo players recently selected to the 2012 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Women’s All-Academic Team.
In addition to the seven Presidents earning individual awards, W&J posted a 3.27 combined grade-point average to record the 12th-best team average in collegiate water polo.
The ACWPC All-Academic Team honors student-athletes from all three NCAA divisions who achieved a 3.20 or higher grade-point average during the season. The Presidents’ seven scholars represent four different states (Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania). Overall, the 2012 W&J roster featured student-athletes from six different states (New York and California).
The All-Academic teams were divided into three levels: Outstanding (4.00 - 3.71 GPA), Superior (3.70 - 3.41) and Excellent (3.40 - 3.20).
W&J had four members of the “Outstanding” team: 2012 graduate Brittany Vogel (Butler, Pa./Butler), rising senior McKenzie Graf (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) and rising juniors Dana Wieber (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley) and Margot Wummer (Havertown, Pa./Germantown Academy).
Three Presidents landed on the “Superior” squad led by two-time All-American and 2012 graduate Sarah Cull (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville). The 2012 CWPA Freshman of the Year Sara Boldt (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood) and classmate Jessica Sweitzer (Poolesville, Md./Quince Orchard) joined Cull on that level.
Wagner posted the nation’s top team GPA iat 3.515, while Harvard (3.507), Connecticut College (3.45), California Institute of Technology (3.43) and Chapman (3.41) rounded out the top five.
W&J finished the spring with an 11-5 record and a runner-up finish at the CWPA Division III Eastern Championships. Head Coach Jay O’Neil was named the CWPA Division III Coach of the Year following his first season on the Presidents’ bench.