BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announces the selection of a record 86 student-athletes to the 2020 ACWPC Division I Women’s Varsity All-America Team.
The All-America honors are divided into eight-member (seven field players, one goalie) First, Second and Third Teams with 62 athletes collecting Honorable Mention notice as a total of 32 institutions garnered at least one selection on the 2020 edition of the Division I team.
The University of Southern California and the University of California-Los Angeles lead the schools with seven and six picks, respectively. Stanford University, the University of California, the University of California-Irvine, the University of California-San Diego and the University of Hawaii garner four selections, while Arizona State University, California State University-Northridge, Harvard University, Long Beach State University, Loyola Marymount University, Marist College, San Diego State University, Santa Clara University, the University of Michigan and the University of California-Davis each picking up three nods.
Brown University, Bucknell University, Fresno State University, Indiana University, Iona College, Princeton University, the University of California-Santa Barbara and Wagner College net pairs of laurels, while California Baptist University, George Washington University, La Salle University, Saint Francis University, San Jose State University, Siena College and the Virginia Military Institute pick-up single awards.
Due to the termination of the season caused by the Coronavirus/COVID-19, the ACWPC did not solicit votes for either National Player or Coach of the Year selections in 2020.
The ACWPC All-America teams are selected based on nominations and voting by varsity head coaches.
Founded in 2005, the mission of the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) is to promote the development and advancement of collegiate water polo. This shall be accomplished by providing its membership with professional education, services, training and a united voice.