Colorado Springs, Colo.-----For the second year in a row, eight San Jose State University student-athletes earned national academic awards from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
Kelly Stewart (Surrey, British Columbia), an economics major; Alyssa Friesen (Clovis, Calif.), a 2011 graduate who majored in communication studies; Ally Waasted (Orange, Calif.), a kinesiology major; sophomores Kimber Methvin (Porterville, Calif.), a recreation & leisure studies major; and Anna Natalizio (Irvine, Calif.), a justice studies major; and 2011 freshmen Timi Molnar (Budapest, Hungary); Rachel Henry (Santa Cruz, Calif.), a justice studies major; Alisa Argend (Ventura, Calif.) and are this year’s award winners.
Stewart and Friesen each earned a third All-Academic Award from the ACWPC. Waasted, Methvin, and Natalizio now are two-time award winners.
To earn an award, a water polo player must have a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and be a significant contributor to the team’s performance in the pool.
Since 2009, San Jose State water polo players received 23 awards, more than any other three-year period since the awards program was conceived prior to 2006.