Four Men's Water Polo Players Named to CWPA Scholar-Athlete Team

April 15, 2009

BRIDGEPORT, PA - The George Washington men's water polo team placed four players on the 2008 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Scholar-Athlete Team the league announced Tuesday, with senior David Zenk earning recognition for the fourth straight season.

Previously named the All-Academic Team, the Scholar-Athlete Team honors varsity and club student-athletes who possess a 3.2 cumulative grade-point-average or higher and competed during the 2008 men's season.

Freshman Alex Sotolongo, a goalkeeper who totaled 228 saves and 51 steals in his first season, received the highest honor of the four GW players by earning outstanding status with a grade-point average between 3.71 and 4.0.

Zenk and senior Connor Lynagh, who earned Scholar-Athlete distinction for the third consecutive year, received superior status with GPAs between 3.41 and 3.7, while senior Sergei Shev was placed in the excellent category with a GPA between 3.2 and 3.4. The honor is Shev's second overall.

Despite playing just 16 games due to injury, Zenk still earned Second Team All-South honors from the CWPA with 23 goals, 34 assists, 48 swim-offs won, 41 steals and 13 field blocks in 2008. The 2007 ACWPC honorable mention All-American is the program's career leader in assists (158), steals (269), swim-offs won (268) and field blocks (35) and ranks fourth all-time with 320 points and 11th with 162 goals.

GW won its final three games and four of its last five to finish in fifth place at the 2008 CWPA Southern Division Championship. The Colonials, who entered the season ranked No. 18, finished 11-20 overall.



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