ACWPC Names 86 To Division I Women’s All-America Varsity Team

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.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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