April 1, 2011
BREA, Calif. - Senior Ben Hohl, junior Cullen Hennessy and freshman Cristiano Mirarchi of the UCLA men's water polo team have earned ACWPC All-Academic honors, as announced this week by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).
Hohl, a senior attacker from Atherton, Calif., led UCLA with 42 goals last fall. He secured ACWPC All-Academic "superior" honors for the third consecutive season. Hohl, on track to graduate in 2011 as a business economics major, concluded his four-year water polo career with 142 goals.
Hennessy, a redshirt junior attacker from Fairfax, Calif., scored 21 goals for UCLA in 2010. He earned ACWPC All-Academic "superior" acclaim for the second consecutive season. Among the team's fastest swimmers, Hennessy earned honorable mention All-MPSF accolades at the end of the 2010 season.
Mirarchi, a freshman from Rome, Italy, earned ACWPC All-Academic "outstanding" honors in his first season studying at UCLA. Mirarchi finished second on the team with 35 goals, the highest single-season total by a UCLA freshman since 2001, when Brett Ormsby registered 43 goals.
Student-athletes eligible for the ACWPC All-Academic award must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and have competed in at least 50 percent of games in the current season. Athlete merit levels include "excellent" (3.2 to 3.4), "superior" 3.41 to 3.7 and "outstanding" 3.71 to 4.0.
UCLA finished the 2010 season with a 19-6 overall record, including a 6-2 mark in MPSF play.