PASADENA, Calif. – The Caltech men's water polo team was recognized by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) for having the highest team GPA in the country. In addition, six players were recognized for having a GPA of at least 3.20.
"I am really proud of the guys on the team. We strive for excellence both in the pool and the classroom, and this is a nice reward for all our hard work," fifth year head coach Josh Moser said.
The Caltech program achieved a team GPA of 3.57 which was listed ahead of St. Francis (3.50) and Stanford (3.45).
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It is the third straight season the Beavers team GPA ranked among the country's top three.
In addition to the team honor, the ACWPC recognized players with a GPA of at least 3.20 who played-in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. The ACWPC doesn't release the specific GPA for the student-athletes but they list the student-athletes who GPA falls into the following categories: Outstanding (4.00-3.71), Superior (3.70-3.41). The following Caltech players were recognized:
Outstanding - Thomas Kwong
Blackwood, Kwong and MacDonald have been honored by the Association for the past three seasons.