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Women’s Water Polo Assistant Kristin Stanford to be Inducted into CWPA Hall of Fame

Harvard volunteer assistant coach Kristin Stanford will be inducted into the CWPA Hall of Fame April 26 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. – Harvard women's water polo assistant coach Kristin Stanford, a former standout player at Indiana, will be inducted into the College Water Polo Association Hall of Fame at the league's annual banquet, the CWPA announced today. The banquet will be held the evening of April 26 at the Johnson & Wales Inn in Seekonk, Mass., as part of the 2012 Women's CWPA Eastern Championship at Brown.

Stanford, who has been a volunteer assistant for the Crimson for the past two seasons, is currently serving a postdoctoral fellowship in the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School.

The Cincinnati, Ohio, native was a three-time Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Association All-America selection, making the honorable mention list as a sophomore, third team as a junior and second team during her senior year. During her final season, she set an Indiana record with 73 goals to help the Hoosiers to a 26-11 record and a trip to the NCAA Championship final four. She also owns Indiana's all-time record for points with 340, on 246 goals and 94 assists, during her career.

Stanford was as equally successful in the classroom as she was in the pool. She was a three-time scholar-athlete honoree with two Superior (3.41-3.7 GPA) awards and one Excellent (3.2-3.4 GPA) choice during her time at Indiana. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology in 2002 and a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology in 2004 from Indiana University. Stanford completed a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of California-San Diego in 2009.

Upon her induction, Stanford will become the first honoree from either Harvard or Indiana.