Six Bruins Named as Women's Water Polo All-Americans

June 7, 2006

Kelly Rulon was chosen as the Player of the Year by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Rulon, a junior, helped lead the Bruins to the NCAA title and was voted the Most Valuable Player for her performance at the NCAA Championship. Head coach Adam Krikorian was chosen as Coach of the year. He led the Bruins to their fourth national championship in six years.

Emily Feher, Thalia Munro and Rulon were named as first team All-Americans. Kristina Kunkel was named to the third team. Gabrielle Domanic and Jillian Kraus were given honorable mention. Below are the other selection for All-American teams.

Player of the Year
Kelly Rulon - UCLA

Coach of the Year
Adam Krikorian - UCLA

First Team
Emily Feher - UCLA
Katie Hansen - Stanford
Thalia Munro - UCLA
Kelly Rulon - UCLA
Iefke Van Belkum - Hawaii
Moriah Van Norman - USC
Lauren Wenger - USC

Second Team
Cassie Azevedo - Long Beach State
Brittany Hayes - USC
Christina Hewko - Stanford
Bronwen Knox - Hartwick
Meridith McColl - Stanford
Scotti Shafer - Stanford
Elisie Windes - Cal

Third Team
Meike De Nooy - Hawaii
Erika Figge - USC
Kristina Kunkel - UCLA
Kelly Mason - Hawaii
Katherine O'Rourke - UC Davis
Christine Robinson - LMU
Rowie Webster - ASU

Honorable Mention
Lindsey Bacolini - Santa Clara
Allison Brookes - Cal State Northridge
Tara Campbell - Long Beach State
Patty Cardenas - USC
Elyse Colgan - Princeton
Katie Cord - Cal
Kami Craig - USC
Jennifer D'Anna - UC Santa Barbara
Gabrielle Domanic - UCLA
Megan Gins - Bucknell
Katie Hicks - LMU
Robyn Kaake - UC Irvine
Jillian Kraus - UCLA
Lauren Machanis - UC Irvine
Whitney Morgan - USC
Rachel Serna - San Diego State
Lauren Silver - Stanford
Stacey Travous - Wagner
Shana Welch - Michigan

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4