DENVER, Colo. -- 65 Collegiate Water Polo Association women’s water polo players were honored by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches this week when they earned All-America Academic Awards. In addition, eight CWPA programs were honored with Team Awards, including Harvard University which led the nation with a 3.40 grade point average.
Student-athletes were recognized in three levels: 3.2 to 3.4 GPA (Excellent), 3.41 to 3.7 GPA (Superior) and 3.71 to 4.0 (Outstanding). The CWPA had 25 players honored in the Excellent category, 18 on the Outstanding list and 22 on the Superior roll.
In the team honors, the CWPA placed five teams in the Top 10 as Harvard University led the nation with a 3.40 GPA. Mercyhurst College (3.38) tied for second on the list, Indiana University (3.29) and Gannon University (3.24) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, and Bucknell University (3.19) tied for eighth.
Overall, eight CWPA teams were honored as Princeton University (14th, 3.02), George Washington University (16th, 3.00) and the University of Michigan (22nd, 2.82) also received honors.