March 16, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Six Navy water polo players were recently honored by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) as receiving All-Academic Awards for their performance in the classroom. In addition, the Navy team was recognized as one of 23 teams nationally to record a 2.70 cumulative GPA or better.
The members of the Navy water polo team finished with a cumulative 2.830 GPA during the fall semester to earn the team academic honor.
To be named to the squad, the student-athlete must own a 3.20 cumulative GPA. The group is then split up into three categories called outstanding (3.71 to 4.00 GPA), superior (3.41 to 3.70 GPA) and excellent (3.20 to 3.40 GPA).
Leading the Navy contingent were three players that earned outstanding recognition. Junior Jackson Hummeldorf (Coronado, Calif.) was honored after posting a 4.00 GPA last semester. He currently owns a 4.00 cumulative GPA and ranks in both the top five in the junior class of the Academic Order of Merit and the Military Order of Merit.
Freshman Tyler Barker (Orinda, Calif.) also recorded a 4.00 GPA during the fall semester to earn a spot on the outstanding squad. The last honoree on the outstanding squad was freshman Vikram Kanth (San Jose, Calif.), who posted a 3.83 GPA in the fall semester.
Freshman Daniel Norris (Baytown, Texas) earned a spot on the superior team with a 3.53 during the fall semester.
Freshman Matt Newby (Los Angeles, Calif.) and junior Archie Warren (Baltimore, Md.) rounded out Navy's honorees with a 3.35 and 3.22 cumulative GPAs, respectively.
Navy finished the 2011 season with a 24-7 mark, its 30th straight year of winning at least 19 games. Several key players return, but head coach Mike Schofield is faced with the task of finding replacements for All-East performers Kyle Wertz and Stevie Ray and CWPA Southern Division Player of the Year Conor Handley. Just one of Navy's top-four scorers from this year, Paul Pedrotty, return for next year's squad.
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