STANFORD, Calif. – Eleven Stanford players earned inclusion on the national women’s water polo All-Academic team, as announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
Stanford, the NCAA champion, nearly doubled the next-highest total of six from any other teams in its conference, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Headlining Stanford’s All-Academic selections were five All-Americans, including national player of the year Annika Dries. Fellow first-team All-America Maggie Steffens, and honorable mention choices Ashley Grossman, Jamie Neushul, and Gabby Stone also were honored.
Stanford’s All-Academic selections also included Emily Dorst, Danijela Jackovich, Kaitlyn Jo, Sophia Monaghan, Cassidy Papa, and Kelsey Suggs.
The team's highest cumulative grade-point average came from senior communication major Kaitlyn Lo, at 3.64.
Dries earlier won the Peter J. Cutino Award as the nation's best player. She helped lead Stanford to a 25-1 record and the program’s fourth NCAA title, and third in the past four years.
The following is a complete list of Stanford's 2014 ACWPC All-Academic winners:
|Annika Dries||Sr.||Human biology||3.41|
|Emily Dorst||Jr.||Science, technology, and society||3.35|
|Ashley Grossman||Jr.||Science, technology, and society||3.52|
|Maggie Steffens||So.||Science, technology, and society||3.42|
|Gabby Stone||So.||American studies||3.37|
|Kelsey Suggs||Sr.||Human biology||3.20|