BRIDGEPORT, Penn. (Feb. 20, 2018) – The Caltech men's water polo team finished the 2018 season with a top-4 overall team GPA among teams in the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches, according to the association's official website. This year's team-GPA sits at 3.55, just a hundredth of a point behind Brown University.
The individual student GPA's are broken down into three categories: Outstanding (4.0-3.71), superior (3.70-3.41) and excellent (3.40-3.20). This year, a record 11 Beavers qualified for the list, two of which finished among the "outstanding" tier. Sophomores John Wang (Louisville, Ky. / Phillips Exeter Academy) and Rahul Arun (Buffalo Grove, Ill. / Adlai E Stevenson) led Caltech as the team's two players to finish the fall season with a GPA higher than 3.71. Seven more Caltech players, including seniors Eshan Govil (Redwood City, Calif. / Sacred Heart Prep) and David Berger Maneiro (Calabasas, Calif. / Viewpoint), juniors Anuj Chadha (Ealing, England / St. Paul's School), and sophomores Andy Rothstein (Potomac, Md. / Winston Churchill), Alex Janosi (Ann Arbor, Mich. / Dexter), Steven Csaposs (Davis, Calif. / Davis) and Neil Sanderson (Laguna Beach, Calif. / Winchester) made the "superior" distinction. Seniors Shaurya Gilani (Chicago, Ill. / Adlai Stevenson) and Charles Ross (Wexford, Pa. / North Allegheny) qualified for the list as "excellent" scholar athletes.
Wang, an Applied and Computational Mathematics major, had six goals and eight assists for the Beavers in 2018, both career highs. Arun once again stepped up to lead the Beavers with 25 assists and also chipped in nine goals. Both should continue to be factors for Caltech in and out of the pool with four seniors set to graduate this spring.