Hunter, Lampley are All-Americans for Connecticut College 11 Camels Named to CWPA Varsity Scholar-Athlete Team

Emily Hunter is Joined by Connecticut College Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach JJ Addison on the Awards Stage During Commencement Weekend
Emily Hunter is Joined by Connecticut College Head Men's and Women's Water Polo Coach JJ Addison on the Awards Stage During Commencement Weekend
Hunter and Lampley both garnered honorable mention accolades from the ACWPC. Both Camels were recognized for their academic excellence on the New England Small College Athletic Conference Spring All-Academic Team. "Emily has been one of the hardest working players we have ever had here at Connecticut College," Connecticut College Head Coach JJ Addison said. "That dedication, and the skills it helped her refine here, made her a physical leader in the water. I am happy to have her recognized at the highest level by other coaches again this year." A three-year captain for the Camels, Hunter netted 29 goals to go along with nine assists and 20 steals in a stellar senior campaign. Hunter helped lead the Camels past higher seeded Macalester College as well as Wheaton College of Illinois at the Division III Championship, netting four goals in the team's surprising third place finish. Connecticut College won five of its last seven matches to finish 6-4 in divisional play. Hunter scored 72 goals over her final two seasons in the pool. During commencement weekend, she was honored as the female co-recipient of the Brown/Brooks Award. The accolade is given to the outstanding male and female student-athletes who best represent the graduating class in scholarship, leadership, and sportsmanship. Hunter was also honored with the Paul Fell Biological Research Award. The award is presented to the senior who completed the best biological research project and is offered by family, friends and colleagues in memory of the late Paul Fell, Katherine Blunt Professor Emeritus of Biology. Lampley exploded with 49 goals, 13 assists and 62 steals in a productive junior campaign for the Camels. The sharp-shooting junior has scored 108 goals in the past two years of action for the Camels. "Kristin has always been a tremendously strong defensive presence and she balanced her game this year by attacking deeper on offense," Addison said. "Now she makes an impact on both ends of the pool anytime she is involved and subsequently cannot be ignored by our opponents. I know she will get better again next year-I just can't wait to see how." 130 student-athletes were named to the 2012 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Women's Varsity Scholar-Athlete Team for their athletic and academic performance during the women's water polo season. Previously named the All-Academic Team, the program honors student-athletes who have achieved grade point averages of 3.2 or higher and competed during the season. Overall, 28 varsity athletes earned Outstanding (3.71-4.00), 54 garnered Superior (3.41-3.70) and 48 received Excellent (3.20-3.40) honors. Among varsity teams that submitted information for honors, the Camels finished with the second highest team gpa (3.45) in the nation with the Crimson of Harvard University taking top honors with a 3.507 mean grade point average. Four Camels were recognized in the outstanding category of achievement. Hunter and Lampley were joined by Lily Polatchek (Middleboro, Mass.) and Maia Taft (Lexington, Mass.) as outstanding performers. Katie Mullaley (Hingham, Mass.), Kate Jacobson (Collegeville, Pa.) and Gracie Miller (Sudbury, Mass.) were honored as superior performers in the pool. Mallory Kosow (Exeter, N.H.), Megan Wright (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Pam Lovejoy (Guilford, Conn.), and Shelter Wein (Shelter Island, N.Y.) were all distinguished as excellent academic performers.

August 4, 2012

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