Camels Rank High on CWPA Varsity-Scholar Athlete Team
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women´s water polo has been honored for its academic and athletic excellence by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA). The Camels finished in a second place tie among varsity teams in the CWPA with a mean team grade point average of 3.53.
In addition to the team honor, 12 members of the squad were named to the CWPA Scholar Athlete Team.
The CWPA honors student-athletes in three categories. Outstanding performers carry a grade point average between 3.71 and 4.00. Students that fall between a 3.41 and a 3.7 are classified as Superior and Excellent student-athletes carry a GPA between a 3.2 and a 3.4.
Five Camels earned the highest marks on the Outstanding Team. Senior Phoebe Bakanas (Redding, Conn.) and Emily Hunter (Cheshire, Conn.) were both honored as Outstanding Performers as team captains for the Camels.
Sophomore Lora Romano (Brooklyn, N.Y.) along with first year players Maia Taft (Lexington, Mass.) and Kristin Lampley (Reading, Pa.) joined Bakanas and Hunter as Outstanding performers.
Senior Jordan Kohnstam (Portland, Conn.), Alicia Cauteruccio (Boston, Mass.), Katie Mullaley (Hingham, Mass.), Courtney Gardner (Simsbury, Conn.) and Gracie Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) garnered Superior honors for Connecticut College.
Rookie net-minder Pamela Lovejoy (Guilford, Conn.) and Megan Wright (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) were honored as Excellent performers for the Camels.
Bakanas and Kohnstam were both named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) All-Academic Team this past spring.
Bakanas was also honored on the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 1 at-large third team in the college division for the second straight year.
During commencement weekend, Bakanas was recognized by Connecticut College Athletic program as the female recipient of the Brown/Brooks Award.
Established by the Class of 1984, the Brown/Brooks Award is given to the outstanding male and female student-athletes who best represent the graduating class in scholarship, leadership and sportsmanship. The award is named after its first recipients, Tammy Brown '84 and Jim Brooks '84.
July 19, 2010