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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Balazs Berenyi (So., Budapest, Hungary/BME Secondary Grammar School) of Fordham University is the recipient of the Elite 90 Award for the 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Water Polo Championship. .  He is the first Fordham student-athlete to receive the honor.

Berenyi, majoring in Finance, currently carries a 4.0 GPA. Berenyi was presented with the award during the NCAA Division I Men’s Water Polo Banquet at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, November 30.

The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above academically who have participated in a sport for at least two years with their school. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

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Information courtesy Fordham University Athletics Communications

Collegiate Water Polo Association