GREENWOOD, Ind. (June 9, 2015) – Caltech men's water polo sophomore Chris Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Serra) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men's At-Large Third Team. He becomes the second Beaver in Caltech history to earn the accolade, following Jeremy Leibs (track & field) in 2004-05.
Bradley was selected to the All-District Team last month after scoring a program-record 134 goals this past fall, eclipsing the previous 28-year-old record of 117 and almost doubling his rookie output of 67, to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors. He led the team in scoring by nearly 80 goals while adding 27 assists, 25 steals, 30 exclusions drawn and a team-leading 17 field blocks. Bradley was also a member of the program-record-setting 400 Free Relay in swimming & diving and joined the baseball team this spring, pitching nine innings and garnering 18 at-bats in addition to playing both corner outfield positions.
Bradley is one of just four sophomores in Division III to earn Academic All-America At-Large status and one of just three water polo players to make the team. The mechanical engineering major has also been recognized on both the Fall and Winter SCIAC All-Academic Teams and is slated to make the Spring list, which is scheduled for release later this month.
Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative, non-rounded 3.30 GPA, have completed at least one calendar year at the nominating institution and reached at least sophomore athletic standing to be eligible for nomination in the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America program.