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BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2018-19 Men’s & Women’s Varsity and Collegiate Club Scholar Athlete of the Year awards.

The most prestigious award the league presents, one athlete is recognized for their participation in the men’s collegiate club, men’s varsity, women’s collegiate club and women’s varsity subdivisions of the Collegiate Water Polo Association.

Approved by the coaches and the league membership at the 2009 CWPA Annual Meeting, the Collegiate Water Polo Association Student-Athlete Award honors the outstanding senior student-athlete who has achieved success in both the scholastic (3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average) and athletic arenas while possessing a spirit which provides service to the community.

Each CWPA institution is eligible to nominate a student-athlete (one male/one female) for the award with the recipient being selected based on a points system (1-5) derived from his/her excellence in each field:

Community Service (Service qualifies for 5 points maximum)
CWPA Academic Honors (1 point – Member of team All-Academic Award recipient, 2 points – All-Academic Selection, 3 points – Two-time All-Academic Selection, 4 points – Three-Time All-Academic selection)
Scholastic Achievement (1-5 based on GPA; 1 point (3.25-3.4), 2 points (3.41-3.55), 3 points (3.56-3.70), 4 points (3.71-3.85), 5 points (3.86-4.0)
All-Conference Selection (1 point – Second Team All-Division, 2 points – First Team All-Division, 3 points – First Team All Division & Division Player of the Year; 4 points – First Team All-Division, Division Player of the Year, 5 points – First Team All-Division & Repeat Division Player of the Year recipient)
Division Player of the Year Selection (3 points – Player of the Year, 4 points – 2 time Division Player of the Year, 5 points – 3 time Division Player of the Year)

Teams which sponsor men’s and women’s water polo are eligible to nominate a player in both categories.

Nominations for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award should be emailed to prior to Friday, July 26.

Collegiate Water Polo Association