BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — Seven members of the 2018 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Champion University of Michigan Wolverines are among a record 159 Maize & Blue student-athletes garnering recognition on the 2018 Academic All-Big Ten Team.
The 159 Spring selections are the most for the Wolverines since the Big Ten started the awards in 2009-10.
Pairs of seniors and juniors along with a trio of sophomores earned recognition from the Wolverines’ women’s water polo team as Caroline Anderson (Sr., Palo Alto, Calif./Henry M. Gunn), Laura Jimenez (Sr., Commerce, Calif./Montebello), Kim Johnson (Jr., Walnut Creek, Calif./Las Lomas), Julia Sellers (Jr., Santa Ana, Calif./Foothill), Skyler Pyle (So., Long Beach, Calif./Mater Dei), Heidi Ritner (So., Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar) and Maddy Steere (So., Pascoe Vale, Australia/St. Catherine’s School) were recognized for their work in the classroom.
Criteria for making the Academic All-Big Ten team includes a student-athlete being in at least their second academic year at their institution and maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
2018 University of Michigan Women’s Water Polo Spring Academic All-Big Ten
Caroline Anderson, Sr., Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience
Laura Jimenez, Sr., International Studies
Kim Johnson, Jr., Business Management
Skyler Pyle, So., Sport Management
Heidi Ritner, So., Sport Management
Julia Sellers, Jr., Economics
Maddy Steere, So., Biochemistry
Information courtesy University of Michigan Athletics Communications