ASU water polo team earns national academic honors
Following one the best seasons in program history, eight student-athletes and the entire Arizona State University water polo team have been selected for national academic honors as the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPA) announced its annual honorees Wednesday, July 23. Overall, five Sun Devils earned superior ratings (second team) while three others held excellent ratings (third team).
As a team, the Sun Devils combined to record a cumulative grade-point average of 3.07 to earn recognition from the Association. ASU’s GPA ranked as the 13th-best among all collegiate water polo programs (varsity and club levels) and was one of only 16 nationally to hold a 3.00 GPA or higher. The Sun Devils ranked fourth among the schools in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) with only Stanford (3.34), California (3.19) and Pacific (3.09) carrying a higher average.
Individually, the five Sun Devils that earned superior ratings included Jennifer Campo, Bonnie Miles, Candice Phillippe, Nikki Unbehaun and Caylinn Wallace while the three Sun Devils that earned excellent ratings included Lauren Hayes, Katy Lawlor and Christy Stibbe.