Jan. 21, 2010
WOODLAND, Calif. - UCLA men's water polo senior Tyler Jemmett, juniors Ben Hohl and Jacob Murphy, sophomore Cullen Hennessy and freshman Clinton Jorth have earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) All-Academic Team honors, as announced by the conference office this week.
Jemmett and Murphy have been named to the MPSF All-Academic Team for the third consecutive year. Hennessy and Hohl secured their second consecutive selection, and Jorth makes his first appearance on the conference's All-Academic Team.
Among the team's top student-athletes, Jemmett finished his senior campaign with eight goals on 21 attempts and concluded his four-year career having registered 42 goals on 114 attempts. Jemmett, who hails from San Diego, is pursuing his degree in sociology.
Murphy scored 17 goals on 41 attempts as a junior in 2009. The resident of Corona del Mar, Calif., finished his junior campaign with four multiple-goal games as one of UCLA's primary threats at the two-meter position. He intends to graduate from UCLA with a degree in history.
Hennessy had a strong sophomore season, registering 23 goals on 71 attempts and a team-leading 27 assists. He also added 16 steals and 14 earned exclusions and served as one of the team's primary sprinters. Hennessy, who hails from Fairfax, Calif., plans to major in sociology.
Hohl had one of the Bruins' strongest campaigns in 2009, both in the pool and in the classroom. The resident of Atherton, Calif., recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall quarter and finished second on the team with 40 goals. Hohl scored at a 47 percent clip and finished his junior season with 17 steals, 14 assists and six blocks. He intends to major in business-economics.
Jorth tallied seven goals on 26 attempts, logging 15 blocks, 11 steals and 11 assists as a redshirt freshman. A native of Costa Mesa, Calif., Jorth plans on majoring in biology.
UCLA finished the season with a 23-7 overall record. The Bruins won the MPSF Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's title match, making their first national tournament appearance since 2004.