GREENWOOD, In. (June 7, 2016) – Caltech men's water polo junior Christopher Bradley (Half Moon Bay, Calif. / Serra) has been named to the Academic All-America Men's At-Large Second Team, which is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He is the first member of the men's water polo program to earn the honor.
Bradley is the first two-time Academic All-America selection in Caltech history and now shares the highest Academic All-America award ever earned by a Beaver with Aditya Bhagavathi (Plainsboro, N.J. / West Windsor-Plainsboro North), who was named Second Team Academic All-America last year and is on this year's national ballot once again.
The only male SCIAC student-athlete recognized on this year's teams, Bradley also earned the highest recognition of any male or female water polo-only player in Division III.
Bradley followed up his 2014 program-record 134-goal campaign with an impressive all-around junior season in which he scored another 89 goals, assisted 25, made 30 steals, blocked 26 shots and drew 29 exclusions. He already has totaled an eye-popping 285 goals in his three years as a Beaver.
Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative, non-rounded 3.30 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have completed at least one calendar year at the nominating institution and reached at least sophomore athletic standing to be eligible for nomination.