Men's Water Polo
    Four Trojans Earn MPSF All-Academic Honors
    Matt Burton is in the books with another set of MPSF Scholar-Athlete honors.
    Matt Burton is in the books with another set of MPSF Scholar-Athlete honors.

    Jan. 19, 2013

    Following USC men's water polo's fifth straight national championship, four members of the undefeated Trojan squad have added academic awards to their 2012 honor roll as All-Academic MPSF Scholar-Athletes. Led by redshirt senior Matt Burton, who picked up his third career selection as an MPSF Scholar-Athlete, USC also has Ivan Kustic, Zach Lucas and Connor Virjee on the 2012 list for academic honors.

    With a 3.69 cumulative GPA, Matt Burton leads the pack in the academic realm while also boasting five national championship rings as the redshirt senior has been a part of the past five seasons. He scored 29 goals in 2012 for the Trojans. Redshirt sophomore Ivan Kustic provided five goals while also working the books for a 3.29 GPA to net his second selection as an MPSF Scholar-Athlete.

    Lucas and Virjee have notched the first academic accolades of their Trojan careers with this year's MPSF Scholar-Athlete honors. A true junior, Virjee posted a 3.08 GPA to go with 14 goals this season, while redshirt sophomore Zach Lucas held a 3.01 GPA and provided 19 goals.