CSU water polo team puts half dozen on academic all-conference squad

Emily McCullough

Emily McCullough

July 10, 2008


By Carly Peetz
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Six Colorado State water polo student-athletes – Katy Armstrong, Emily McCullough, Orsi Nadasdy, Annie Quinn, Ali Pavlik and Kayley Provow -- have earned 2008 academic all-conference honors, the Western Water Polo Association announced this week.

To be elected for this award, these individuals had to be one of the top 10 student-athletes on the CSU team, have carried above a 3.0 grade-point average, and have been classified as a full-time student.

McCullough, a senior from Alamo, Calif. held a 3.31 GPA with a major in health and exercise science to earn her spot. McCullough is a veteran of this award, having received WWPA academic all-conference in 2006 and ‘07. McCullough was a force on the CSU team, ranking second in steals in 2005 and 2007 and leading the team in steals in 2006 and ’08.

Fellow senior Quinn, from Salt Lake City, Utah, earned a 3.81 GPA majoring in speech communications to gain a spot on the team. Quinn is also a veteran to the honor, receiving all-WWPA honorable mention in 2006 and all-WWPA all-academic honors in 2007. Quinn’s hard work has been just as successful in the water as she led the team in goals in 2005, 2006 and ’07, and was ranked second on the team in goals in 2007.

Joining these two seniors on the team were three freshmen, Provow, Nadasdy and Pavlik. Provow, a goalie from Naperville, Ill., gained a 3.0 GPA with an art major. Nadasdy, of Columbus, Ohio, held a 3.07 with a major in health and exercise science, while Pavlik (Berwyn, Ill.) also held a 3.07 GPA but majored in business.



Finally, Armstrong from Poway, Calif., represented CSU as the lone sophomore with a 3.33 GPA majoring in human development and family studies. This is Armstrong’s second year as a WWPA all-academic honoree.

The WWPA All-Academic title has been given to these student-athletes as a testament to their hard work in the classroom and in the water.

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