Women's Water Polo Lands Six on ACWPC All-Academic Team
June 4, 2007
LAGUNA HILLS, CA - Six George Washington women's water polo players were named to the 2007 Women's All-Academic Team by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) on June 3.
Junior Rebecca Stein earned outstanding status for posting a grade-point average between 3.71 and 4.0. Of the 250 student-athletes who qualified for the All-Academic Team, only five had a GPA higher than Stein. Stein played in all 27 games for the Colonials in 2007, chipping in nine goals and two assists.
Senior Jenna Burnett, sophomore Caitlin Vartain and freshman Marissa Stamler were recognized with superior status with GPAs between 3.41 and 3.7. Burnett tied for the team-lead with 44 points, including a team-high 33 assists, in her final season. She closed her four-year career as the program's all-time leader with 99 assists and ranks fifth all-time with 186 total points. Stamler led all rookies and finished fourth on the team with 24 points on 15 goals and nine assists, while Vartain added three goals and three assists in 21 games.
To be eligible for the honor, student-athletes must possess a 3.2 cumulative grade-point-average or higher. The ACWPC is a non-profit organization devoted exclusively to the interest of college water polo. For the complete ACWPA All-Academic Team, please visit www.collegewaterpolocoach.org.
GW finished the 2007 season with a 6-21 overall mark, with victories against Iona, Queens (NY), Siena, Villanova, Macalester and Whittier.