Queens Colleges Athletics Department has been selected to receive a 2008 Diversity in Athletics Award for Overall Excellence in Diversity from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony/reception on June 11 during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) convention in Dallas.
Gannons Val Adams and Paul Musille have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II at-large first teams. The at-large teams consist of all sports with the exception of football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, cross country/track & field.
The University of California-Los Angeles completed a perfect season finishing 33-0 and ranking No. 1 since the preseason as the Week 16 and Final National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Top 20 Poll was released today. bThe Bruins, who earned their fourth straight water polo championship and the 101st national title in the history of UCLA athletics, became the first team in the known history of the poll to go through an entire season ranked No. 1 in the country. UCLA completed its perfect season by going 3-0 at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship hosted by Stanford University on May 9-11 as the Bruins defeated Pomona-Pitzer Colleges (19-6 W) and the University of California-Davis (10-3 W) before knocking off the University of Southern California (6-3 W) in the national championship game.
Carrie Frost of the No. 10-ranked University of Michigan water polo team was named CWPA Western Division Player of the Week for the first time in her career, the league announced Tuesday (May 13). Frost scored in each of the Wolverines' three contests at the NCAA Championship this past weekend (May 9-11).
Jenna Schuster , Erinn Greenwood and Anna Gonzales recorded hat-tricks to lead the No. 5-nationally ranked Aztecs of San Diego State University to a 12-9 victory over the No. 10 ranked Wolverines of the University of Michigan in the fifth place game of the 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women's Water Polo Championship at Avery Stadium on the campus of Stanford University.
No. 10 nationally ranked the University of Michigan used scoring from seven players, including a goal and two assists from driver Mary Chatigny, to outlast and overpower Metro Atlantic Conference champion Marist College 7-4 in the second round of the 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship at Stanford University's Avery Stadium.
Driver Veronika Bartunkova and two-meter Sarah Van Norman both recorded four goals to power No. 2-nationally ranked and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation runner-up the University of Southern California to a 12-3 win over No.-10 ranked and Collegiate Water Polo Association champion the University of Michigan in the first round of the 2008 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women's Water Polo Championship hosted by Stanford University.
Navy senior water polo player Eric Gardiner (Sr., Upland, Calif./Damien) is one of 58 student-athletes nationally and just one of two collegiate male water polo players to be awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the NCAA announced recently. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The Association awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women.
Eight members of the Bucknell womens water polo team were recently honored when interim head coach John Abdou announced the winners of the programs annual awards. Additionally, Aubrey Rowe was named the 2009 team captain and earned the Allyson Gillespie Award.
Torie Pascoe scored six goals to earn Player of the Game honors as No. 13 ranked Boston College upset No. 12 California State University-Chico 14-12 in overtime in the 11th place and final game of the 2008 National Collegiate Club Championship.