Thirteen Men’s Water Polo Players Honored as CWPA Scholar-Athletes

The Crimson ranked tied for third among CWPA teams with a 3.40 team GPA (photo Gil Talbot). 

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – Thirteen Harvard water polo players were named to the College Water Polo Association (CWPA) Scholar-Athlete team Monday. The Crimson squad was also ranked tied for third among CWPA teams with a 3.40 team grade-point average.

Antone Martinho and Jimmy Field earned "Outstanding" recognition for posting 3.71-4.00 grade-point averages. It is the second such honor for Martinho, as he also earned the distinction last season. Field merited "Superior" honors a year ago.

Seven student-athletes garnered "Superior" honors this season. Alexandre Popp, Hank Clausner, Kevin DiSilvestro, Max Murphy, Mike Katzer, Nathan Clement and William Roller were each named "Superior" for having grade-point averages between 3.41 and 3.70.

Four more Crimson players earned "Excellent" honors for finishing with grade-point averages between 3.20 and 3.40. Evan Ramsey, Evan Zepfel, John Holland-McCowan and Luka Babic were tabbed as "Excellent."

Harvard finished third in the team rankings for the second consecutive year of head coach Ted Minnis' tenure. The Crimson topped rivals Princeton (3.14), Iona (3.13), Bucknell (3.13) and George Washington (2.84) with its 3.40 team grade-point average.

115 student-athletes were honored for having grade-point averages over 3.20 and 12 teams made the list for accumulating a GPA over 2.75.