GREENWOOD, Ind. (May 11, 2017) – Caltech men's water polo senior Chris Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Junipero Serra) and men's tennis senior Ruthwick Pathireddy (Cerritos, Calif. / Whitney) have been named CoSIDA Academic All-District.
Bradley earned his second ACWPC Honorable Mention All-America honor this past fall as he led the SCIAC in goals for the second time in his career. Besides his considerable exploits in the pool that have seen him rack up career totals of 393 goals, 90 assists, 114 steals, 115 exclusions drawn and 76 field blocks, the mechanical engineering option also co-founded and is the Vice President of Design for the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle club at Caltech. Already one of only two Beavers in history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition twice, Bradley now has a chance to become the Institute's only three-time honoree. He is the only Division III water polo representative from District 8 and one of just two Division III players recognized nationwide.
Pathireddy has shown significant improvement throughout his career, culminating in a senior season in which he defeated the 16th- and 46th-ranked singles players in the nation, in addition to pairing with twin brother Ramsathwick Pathireddy (Irvine, Calif. / Whitney) to knock off the West region No. 3 and eventual NCAA qualifier doubles team. An All-SCIAC selection last year as he led the Beavers to their first national ranking in program history and likely repeat choice this spring, Pathireddy ends his career as the program's all-time leader in both singles and doubles wins.
As First Team recipients, both will advance to the Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be announced in early June.