Former Hartwick Standout Bronwen Knox Named to Australia Olympic Team

Bronwen Knox

ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Former Hartwick College standout Bronwen Knox will be heading to Beijing, China for the upcoming 2008 Summer Olympics as Australia revealed its women's water polo roster.

Knox, a native of Brisbane, will be one of 13 players on the Aussie squad, which begins competition on August 11 versus Greece. Australia will compete in the preliminaries opposite the United States in Group B. Hungary and The Netherlands round out the four teams in that grouping, while Group A consists of Russia, Italy, China, as well as the United States.

Knox, a two time American Water Polo Coaches Association (AWPCA) All-America selection during her career at Hartwick, led the nation in goals in 2006 with 127 en route to becoming a second team honoree. She left Hartwick following the season to train with the Australian National Team. As a freshman, she was recognized as an honorable mention All-America following her 102-goal, 31-assist effort in 2005. She was also chosen as a first team all-Eastern Championship and all-CWPA Northern Division honoree both years as well.

Despite only playing two years at Hartwick, she ranks second all-time in goals (229), third in career steals (209), fourth in total points (286) and holds the single-season records for goals (127) and steals (117).

Australia will be in search of its second gold medal. The Aussies protected their home waters and won the gold at the 2000 Games in Sydney with a 4-3 victory over the United States. Italy will be defending its gold medal from the 2004 Olympics.

Australia enters competition ranked second in the world and winners of the 2006 World Cup.


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