UCSB Men's Water Polo Atop the Pack with 14 GCC All-Academic Selections

Photo by Eric Isaacs
Photo by Eric Isaacs

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The 2018 Golden Coast Conference Men's All-Academic Team was released today, highlighting the commitment and dedication of 55 GCC water polo student-athletes both inside and outside of the pool.

More than a quarter of this year's All-Academic selections belonged to the UC Santa Barbara men's water polo team, which was second-to-none with 14 selections. San Jose State also placed 14 student-athletes on the list.

UC Irvine came in with the third-most members with 12, while Pacific contributed six. Rounding out the list were Long Beach State with five and Pepperdine with four.

The criteria for qualifying for the All-Academic Team are below:

a.    Be an active participant of their team having competed in at least Fifty (50) percent of games in the current season (may not be a redshirt).
b.    Carry over a 3.0 Cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
c.     Be classified as a "full-time" student for all terms of attendance

UC Santa Barbara 2018 GCC Men's All-Academic Team Honorees
Jack Bignell
Tiago Bonchristiano
Tommy Fellner
Ivan Gvozdanovic
Jacob Halle
Tommy Hawkins
Boris Jovanovic
Mason McQuet
Jesse Morrison
Connor Moynihan
Chad Nelson
Alan Peoples
Nathan Puentes
Will Rodosky

To view the full 2018 GCC All-Academic Team, please click here.