Women's Water Polo Receives American Water Polo Coaches Association Academic Honors
Eight Players Earn Individual Citations
May 24, 2001
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University women's program was recognized by the American Water Polo Coaches Association (AWPCA) when it received team honors for achieving an overall GPA of 3.28 for the 2000-01 season, ranking them second in the nation.
To qualify, teams must earn a 2.75 or better team GPA for the academic year. Individual honors were awarded based on three levels to comprise the All-Academic teams: Excellent (3.20-3.40), Superior (3.41-3.70), and Outstanding (3.71-4.0). Senior Heather Walenga (Rockville, MD/Richard Montgomery), juniors Lisa Greenfield (Los Gatos, CA/Los Gotos HS) and Nell Friar (Oak Ridge, TN/Oak Ridge) and sophomores Juli Marhefka (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley), Jessica Hess (Honolulu, HI/Moanalua), Deanna Fuller (Erie, PA/McDowell) and Kiersten Johnson (Costa Mesa, CA/Newport Harbor) were named to the AWPCA All-Academic Superior Team. Junior Ashley Pyka (El Toro, CA/El Toro) earned a spot AWPCA All-Academic Excellent Team.