GW's Megan Walker Named CWPA Southern Division Player of the Week
Senior Tallied 15 Points in Final Three Games at Smith Center Pool
April 4, 2012
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. - George Washington women's water polo senior center Megan Walker was named Southern Division Player of the Week, the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) announced on Tuesday evening.
Walker led the Colonials with 15 points on nine goals and six assists in three Southern Division contests in Charles E. Smith Center Pool last weekend, and she added a team-high six steals, eight ejections drawn and two penalties drawn.
The San Clemente, Calif., native led GW with game-bests of four goals and five ejections drawn in a 13-9 loss against 12th-ranked Princeton on Friday. The next afternoon, she recorded five points on three goals and two assists along with two steals and a pair of drawn penalty shots against Harvard.
Walker's best game of the weekend came in Saturday's nightcap against Mercyhurst, when she finished with six points on two goals and four helpers while tacking on three steals, a block and three ejections drawn in a 13-7 victory which clinched the No. 5 seed for GW in the upcoming Southern Division Championship.
For the season, Walker leads GW with 51 ejections drawn and ranks fourth on the team with 28 goals and 39 points.
The award marks the second of Walker's career, as she previously garnered accolades as the Southern Division Player of the Week on April 11, 2011. She is the second Colonials player in the last three weeks to earn the honor, following sophomore Rachael Bentley's nod on March 20.
Walker and the Colonials (8-10) return to action on Friday, when they take on nationally ranked Michigan at 6 p.m. in College Park, Md.