Three UCLA Women's Water Polo Players Named Academic All-Americans

June 25, 2009

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BREA, Calif. - UCLA sophomores Kelly Easterday and Katie Estrada and freshman Hannah Sebenaler of the women's water polo team have earned ACWPC Academic All-America honors, as announced this week by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC).

Easterday has secured Academic All-America honors for the second consecutive season. Estrada and Sebenaler earned the academic accolade for the first time in their respective careers. All three Bruins were named as "excellent" Academic All-America selections.

Easterday scored 11 goals on 29 attempts, collecting 24 earned exclusions and 12 steals en route to leading UCLA to its fifth straight NCAA title in 2009. A defender from Santa Barbara, Calif., Easterday scored one goal in each of the Bruins' first two NCAA Tournament matches in May (versus Michigan and Stanford).

Estrada registered eight goals on 15 attempts as a sophomore in 2009. Estrada, who has also earned 2009 All-MPSF Academic honors, collected five earned exclusions at the two-meter position.

Sebenaler netted nine goals on 25 attempts as a freshman. A native of Coronado, Calif., Sebenaler finished her freshman campaign having collected four assists, four steals and two blocks.

The ACWPC selects three Academic All-America teams each season - outstanding (3.71 - 4.00 GPA), superior (3.41 - 3.70 GPA) and excellent (3.20 - 3.40 GPA).

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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