Five Colonials Receive Academic Honors

April 7, 2005

BRIDGEPORT, PA - Five student-athletes on the GW men's water polo team were recognized by the American Water Polo Coaches Association (AWPCA) and the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) for their academic achievements earlier this month. Seniors Nick Koenemann, Srdan Randic and junior Jonathan Lo were honored by both organizations, while seniors Taylor Woodbury and Greg Abate were recognized by the CWPA.

Randic was named to both organizations' Academic Outstanding Teams, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.71. A biology major, Randic netted 14 goals, 12 assists and recorded 27 steals for GW in 2004. It is the fourth time he has earned academic honors from the AWPCA.

Lo was selected to both organizations' Academic Superior Teams, while Woodbury was picked to the CWPA Academic Superior squad. The Superior teams require a GPA between 3.41 and 3.70. Lo, an international affairs and economics major, scored 11 goals this past season, tallied 15 steals and seven blocks.

Woodbury, an economics major, saw action in 35 quarters and contributed eight goals last season.

Koenemann was named to both organizations' Academic Excellent Teams, while Abate was chosen to the CWPA Academic Excellent unit. The Academic Excellent Teams require student-athletes to maintain a GPA between 3.20 and 3.40. Koenemann, a finance major, earned All-CWPA Southern Conference first-team honors in 2004. He led GW with 53 goals and ranked third on the squad with 16 assists. His 53 tallies equaled his season-best goals total set in 2003. Koenemann also contributed 21 steals and a team-best 51 ejections drawn.

Abate, an archeology major, played in 33 quarters and registered four assists and six steals in 2004.

The Colonials also earned the Academic Team Award from both organizations, which requires a team GPA of at least 2.75.

GW finished the 2004 season with a 9-19 overall record and the Colonials placed seventh at the CWPA Southern Championship.



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