The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced a record 86 student-athletes to its Division I Women’s All-America Varsity Team back on April 27.
The NCAA Championships, originally scheduled for May 8-10 in Stockton, Calif., were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which likely was a factor in there being a record high number of athletes named to the Division I All-American Team.
The ACWPC All-America teams are selected based on nominations and voting by varsity head coaches.
The All-America honors are divided into eight-member (seven field players, one goalie) teams (first, second and third), with 62 athletes collecting Honorable Mention notice. A total of 32 institutions garnered at least one selection on the 2020 edition of the Division I team.
USC led the way with seven players selected, followed by the University of California-Los Angeles (six), while Stanford, California, California-Irvine, California-San Diego and Hawaii all earning four.
With the season cancellation, there were no votes for either the National Player or Coach of the Year selections in 2020.