UCSB Women’s Water Polo Excels with Record 15 ACWPC All-Academic Team Honorees

Courtesy: UCSB Athletics

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara women’s water polo team set a new program record with 15 of its members being named to the ACWPC Spring 2022 Women’s All-Academic Team.

Based on their GPA, individuals can earn the distinction of Excellent (3.20-3.40), Superior (3.41-3.70) or Outstanding (3.71-4.0) from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

Goalkeeper Taylor McEvilly earned the top honor of Outstanding, while five Gauchos made the Superior column and nine others earned Excellent. As a whole, the Gauchos were recognized for their extremely impressive cumulative team GPA of 3.40.

This is the second time the program has reached double-digits in its ACWPC All-Academic recipients, this time placing five more student-athletes than the previous benchmark year in 2020.

To view the full list of honorees, please click here.

ACWPC Spring 2022 Women’s All-Academic Team

Taylor McEvilly – Outstanding
Juju Amaral – Superior
Claire Kelly – Superior
Cami Mras – Superior
Nina Munson – Superior
Reese Oliver – Superior
Mel Damato – Excellent
Annie Kuester – Excellent
Caitlyn Snyder – Excellent
Leigh Lyter – Excellent
Bianca Borunda – Excellent
Camilla Mackay – Excellent
Aidan Flynn – Excellent
Mary Beth Heffelfinger – Excellent
Drew Halvorson – Excellent

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