Men's Water Polo
    Burton, Bolonyai and Lendrum Named CoSIDA Academic All-District 8

    Matt Burton has another set of academic honors to go with his five national championships.

    May 17, 2013

    USC senior men's water polo player Matthew Burton and junior women's water polo player Flora Bolonyai - both national champions in 2012-13 -- along with senior All-American swimmer Alex Lendrum were named to CoSIDA's Capital One Academic All-District 8 at-large team on Friday (May 17).

    Lendrum earned his second consecutive All-District 8 honor. He went on to earn CoSIDA All-American second team honors last year. Burton was an All-District 8 Second Team honoree in 2009. Lendrum, Burton and Bolonyai advance to the final round of voting (by a CoSIDA committee) to determine All-American distinction among all eight of the district's 10 winners.

    Lendrum, graduating today at USC, boasts a 3.76 GPA in bio-chemistry while Burton has a 3.69 as he pursues as master's degree in communication management. Bolonyai has a 3.39 GPA in economics and mathematics.

    Bolonyai, an All-American goalie and 2012 Olympian, is less than a week removed from leading USC's women's water polo team to the program's fourth NCAA title, which came in a 10-9 overtime thriller over Stanford on Sunday. Named the NCAA Tournament MVP last week after making a career-high 17 saves in the 2013 title match, Bolonyai earned MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete honors in 2012.

    Also an All-American, Burton was a captain and a key contributor at 2-meters during USC's fifth consecutive national championship season in 2012, tying for fifth on the team with 29 goals during Troy's 29-0 season. He was a three-time All-Academic MPSF Scholar-Athlete and - due to his medical redshirt season in 2011 - has been part of all five of USC's national championship teams.

    Lendrum, a two-time USC swimming captain, was a 2012 and 2013 All-American and recently was awarded the prestigious NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The 2013 Pac-12 Swimming Scholar Athlete of the Year and a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic first team selection, Lendrum helped lead USC to fourth place at the 2013 NCAA Championships, the Trojans' best finish since 2001.