Dec. 21, 2006
Los Angeles - Men's water polo seniors Brad Greiner, Tyler Krikorian and Michael March, junior Matthew Jacobs and sophomore Krsto Sbutega have earned Academic All-MPSF honors, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation announced Wednesday.
The award was the first such honor for each of the five Bruins. To qualify for the selection, student-athletes were required to carry a 3.0 or better grade point average, be at least a sophomore academically, and participate in 50 percent or more of the team's season competition.
Greiner played and started in all 23 games for the Bruins, scoring nine goals on 21 attempts. Krikorian tallied 10 goals on 24 attempts and recorded 13 earned exclusions. March finished his senior campaign with 25 goals on 69 attempts, and registered 16 steals, 15 assists and 10 blocks.
Jacobs totaled 13 goals on 31 attempts and added 15 steals for UCLA in all 23 games. Sbutega started 22 of 23 contests and recorded 30 goals (second-most on the team) on 92 attempts.
The third-ranked UCLA squad finished the season 17-6 overall, picking up third-place finishes in the NorCal and SoCal Tournaments as well as the MPSF Tournament. The Bruins tallied a 6-2 MPSF conference record and finished the season having won seven of their final eight games.