Sports in Brief

Men’s water polo honored for academic excellence

The GW men’s water polo team was recognized this week as one of the top programs academically in the nation, placing five players on the 2009 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-Academic Team. The Colonials’ team GPA of 3.35 is the third best in the nation, trailing only Harvard and Brown.

Freshman Cameron Illes received the highest honor on the team, earning outstanding status for having a GPA between 3.71 and 4.0. Fellow freshman John Paul Bezerra and sophomore Alex Sotolongo both recieved superior status for having GPAs between 3.41 and 3.7, while seniors John-Claude Wright and Nolan Lozinski were recognized with excellent status with GPAs between 3.2 and 3.4.

Women’s tennis seeded fifth in A-10 tournament

The women’s tennis team will be seeded fifth in the Atlantic 10 women’s tennis championship in St. Louis, Mo., this weekend, beginning this Friday against 12th seeded St. Bonaventure. The Colonials previously defeated the Bonnies 7-0 at home March 27.

GW sophomore Jacqueline Corba, who has competed at No. 1 singles for much of the season, has gone 14-4 in that spot this season and is on a four-match winning streak.

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