Water Polo Recognized For Academic Performance

San Jose State University women’s water polo student-athletes Bridget McKee, Beth Harberts and Juliet Moss were recognized by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) with All-American academic awards on Tuesday, July 22.

McKee, a sophomore utility during the 2008 campaign, garnered Outstanding distinction, the highest given by the ACWPC, with her 3.94 cumulative grade-point-average. The native of Newbury Park, Calif., had posted the highest GPA among all Spartan student-athletes for the 2006-07 academic year, at 3.984.

The two-meter duo of Harberts, who completed her sixth and final year in the Spartan program as a San Jose State graduate student this past season, and Moss, who will be a fourth-year senior in 2009, were both listed among Superior honorees. Harberts, from Redlands, Calif., had a 3.77 GPA, while Moss, a San Jose native, turned in a 3.53 GPA. Each of them also earned ACWPC All-America honorable mention for their performances in the pool in 2008.

All three players had previously earned Academic All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) recognition in late May, with Harberts being a third-time selection and Moss now a two-time academic honoree at the conference level.

San Jose State’s 3.01 grade-point-average as a team was 15th-best nationally among all divisions, and one of just 16 at 3.00 or above. Under the direction of 12th-year head coach Lou Tully, the Spartans produced a 16-15 overall mark and seventh-place finish in the 13-team MPSF. San Jose State concluded the season with a final national ranking of seventh.