CWPA Honors Men's Water Polo for Academic Achievement

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – The Harvard men's water polo team had 11 student-athletes honored for their commitment to academics Monday, as the Collegiate Water Polo Association unveiled its scholar-athlete team.

The Crimson, which finished with the second-highest team grade point average in the conference with a 3.371, trailing only St. Francis, had two "Outstanding" selections, eight  "Superior" recipients and one "Excellent" selection among the 127 individuals honored.

Junior Jimmy Field and freshman Robbie Fluegge were both named "Outstanding" scholar-athletes for having grade point averages above 3.71. Field has twice received the highest academic honor from the CWPA, and it is the first scholar-athlete award from the conference for Fluegge.

The "Superior" selections, who had GPAs between 3.41 and 3.70, are senior Antone Martinho, juniors Will Roller and Nathan Clement, sophomores John Holland-McCowan and Max Murphy and freshmen Austen Novis, Noah Harrison and Blake Lee.

Rookie Colin Woolway rounded out the honorees, receiving "Excellent" honors for having a GPA between 3.20 and 3.40.

The Crimson went 15-19 in 2012, including a 4-2 record and third-place finish in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Northern Division. The team went on to place seventh at the CWPA Eastern Championships for the second consecutive year.