2008 CWPA Hall of Fame inductee Betsey Armstrong, the goalkeeper for the U.S.A. womens water polo team, discusses the team's return from Greece and preparations for Australia in her June 26 New York Times blog posting.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association has announced the selection of Chris Forman (United States Naval Academy), Chris Hatfield (Brown University), Ryan Sosin (University of Michigan), Todd Merriett (Bucknell University) and John Gilger (Hartwick College) as the 2008 CWPA Sports Information Directors of the Year.
A pair of incoming University of Maryland water polo recruits claimed a stranglehold on prep postseason awards in South Florida to culminate their high school careers. Elina Goldenberg of Sunrise, Fla., was named Girls Water Polo Player of the Year by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and Shelby Reyes of Miami, Fla., earned similar honors from the Miami Herald. Both will play for the Terrapins in the fall.
US National Team goalie and 2008 CWPA Hall of Fame inductee Betsey Armstrong is writing occasional posts for the New York Times Rings blog in the buildup to the Olympics. This week, she talks about the end of the 2008 FINA World League Super Final.
2008 Collegiate Water Polo Association Hall of Fame inductee, University of Michigan standout and United States National Team starting goalie Betsey Armstrong is featured on NBCOlympics.com in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She led Michigan to four division titles and two NCAA tournament appearances, including a sixth-place finish at the 2005 NCAA Championship and will seek to lead Team USA to the gold in Beijing.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association's member teams received 10 honorees on the 2008 American Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association team. Michigan, Princeton and Grove City led the way with two recipients, while Hartwick, Maryland, Indiana and Bucknell each garnered one.
Luis Nicolao, head coach of the Princeton water polo teams, announced the four members of the womens class of 2012, as well as the teams 2009 captains. The newcomers will bolster 15 returning players who finished 20-11 last season, won the Southern Championship and placed third at Easterns.
The NCAA released a list of schools and teams that earned public recognition from the organization for their latest Academic Progress Rate scores, and five CWPA teams were honored. To be recognized by the NCAA, the teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The public recognition awards are part of the NCAA's broad Division I academic reform effort.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association has announced the selection of 91 student-athletes to the 2008 Womens All-Academic Varsity Team. Student-athletes were recognized in three levels: 3.2 to 3.4 (Excellent), 3.41 to 3.7 (Superior) and 3.71 to 4.0 (Outstanding) with three recipients recording 4.0 grade point averages.
The Collegiate Water Polo Association has announced the selection of 101 student-athletes to the 2008 Womens All-Academic Club Team.
Student-athletes were recognized in three levels: 3.2 to 3.4 (Excellent), 3.41 to 3.7 (Superior) and 3.71 to 4.0 (Outstanding) with seven recipients recording 4.0 grade point averages.
UC Santa Barbara head men's and women's water polo coach and KAP7 co-fouunder, Wolf Wigo, will serve as a water polo analyst at the Beijing Games for NBC this summer. A three-time Olympian and former captain of the USA Water Polo Men's National Team, he will provide insight and his expertise during the NBC broadcasts of both the men's and women's water polo contests.
Fordham water polo coach Bill Harris has announced the addition of five recruits for the Class of 2012. "These student-athletes will give us additional depth and team speed this fall and I am looking forward to all of them contributing to our program early on," said Harris.
Recent United States Naval Academy graduate Eric Gardiner was named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America At-Large First-Team selection on Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Gannons Paul Musille has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America at-large third team released Tuesday afternoon. The at-large teams consist of all sports with the exception of football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball and cross country/track & field.
Providence, RI - Brown Head Water Polo Coach Felix Mercado has announced that there will be six members of his first women's recruiting class. The incoming freshmen - Bethany Kwoka, Samantha Ryu, Andrea "Misa" Scharfen, Emily Viggiano, Eliza Adams, and Ina Perutovic - will have an opportunity to step in and contribute immediately.
Princeton University head coach Luis Nicolao announced the Tigers will have three members of the incoming class that will join the squad next fall. The trio is comprised of Chris Cottrell, Tommy Donahue and Mike Helou. In addition, the team announced its schedule, which begins with the Princeton Invitational in mid-September.
Wolf Wigo, the men's water polo coach at UC Santa Barbara since 2005 and the co-owner of KAP 7, has added to his workload. On Wednesday, Wigo was appointed Director of Water Polo and will assume the coaching duties for the Gaucho women's program, as well as the men's program.
Eric Gardiner was awarded the US Naval Academy men's Coaches' Calvert Award, presented to that man in the graduating class who has persevered the most in his career. Perhaps Navy's most accomplished water polo player in the classroom in school history for boasting a 4.00 cumulative GPA in comparative politics and earning a spot on the ACWPC and CWPA All-Academic "outstanding" teams, Gardiner was recently awarded a prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship (one of two water polo players nationally).