April 17, 2008
LOS ANGELES - UCLA men's water polo senior Matthew Jacobs, junior Krsto Sbutega and sophomore Tyler Jemmett have earned ACWPC All-America Academic Team honors, as announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.
Sbutega, a junior hailing from Kotor, Montenegro, captured ACWPC All-America academic "superior" honors for the third time in as many seasons. Last fall, Sbutega scored 35 goals on 78 attempts in 23 matches. An honorable mention All-America selection this past season, Sbutega has scored 83 goals in 75 career matches.
Jacobs, a senior from Santa Cruz, Calif., earned ACWPC All-America academic "excellent" accolades for the second consecutive season. Jacobs finished the 2007 season having scored 22 goals on 43 attempts, scoring at a 51 percent clip. In four seasons at UCLA, Jacobs scored 69 goals in 104 career matches.
Jemmett, a sophomore from San Diego, gained ACWPC All-America academic "excellent" honors for the first time in his career. Jemmett finished the 2007 campaign with 20 goals on 45 attempts in all 28 matches. A talented student-athlete, Jemmett will enter his junior season having scored 25 goals in 35 career matches.
The ACWPC selects three All-America academic teams each season - outstanding (3.71 - 4.00 GPA), superior (3.41 - 3.70 GPA) and excellent (3.20 - 3.40 GPA).