Women’s Water Polo Recognized for Academic Success
PASADENA, Calif. - The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) recognized the Caltech women’s water polo team for their outstanding academic performance both as a team and for 11 individuals.
The Caltech program posted the fourth highest GPA in the entire country by recording 3.43 mark during the 2011-12 school year. The ACWPC combines schools from all the NCAA divisions when compiling their list of noteworthy performers. Caltech had the third highest GPA in the country for schools that are traditionally in Division III.
“The academic rigors at Caltech are incredible so it is a true testament to these ladies that they are able to excel not only in the pool but also in the classroom,” said coach Josh Moser.
Eleven of the 17 student-athletes on the team were recognized for attaining a GPA of at least 3.20. Only 57 student-athletes in the country received the designation of Outstanding, three of whom were Caltech Beavers.
The ACWPC does not release specific GPA’s for the student athletes but instead groups them into the following categories: Outstanding (4.00-3.71), Superior (3.70-3.41), and Excellent (3.40-3.20). The following Caltech student-athletes were recognized individually:
Outstanding- Hanna Dodd, Prakriti Gaba, Kelsey Spaur
Superior- Karen Dowling, Misha Raffiee, Caitlin Regan
Excellent- Anastasia Markovtsova, Joy Lu, Janis Intoy, Rachel Moore, Carly Bond
Dodd, Gaba, Dowling, Regan, Markovtsova, Lu, Moore, and Bond all made the team for a second consecutive season.