Women's Water Polo
    Five Trojans Named MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes

    Chelsea Silvers tops the Trojans with the highest GPA and back-to-back MPSF academic honors.

    May 31, 2012

    Five members of the USC women's water polo team have been acknowledged for their prowess in the classroom as well as the pool after the NCAA finalist Trojans' 2012 campaign. Earning honors as MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes are Women of Troy Flora Bolonyai, Nadia Dan, Kara-Leigh Huse, Madeline Rosenthal and Chelsea Silvers.

    USC seniors Nadia Dan and Kara-Leigh Huse close out their Trojan careers as 2010 NCAA champions and two-time NCAA finalists with over-3.0 cumulative GPAs. Dan is a business administration major, and Huse is a fine arts major. This is the first MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete selection for Dan and the second for Huse, who was also an honoree in 2010.

    Junior Chelsea Silvers holds the highest cumulative GPA of the bunch with a 3.46 as a communications major to bring in her second straight pick as an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete. Sophomores Flora Bolonyai and Madeline Rosenthal, meanwhile, have picked up their first academic honors from the MPSF. Bolonyai boasts a 3.31 GPA and Rosenthal stands at 3.08.

    WOODLAND, CA - Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Executive Director, Al Beaird, has announced the MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes for the 2012 women's water polo season. The following student-athletes have been nominated for this award by their institutions based on the following criteria:
    1. 3.00 or better cumulative grade point average.
    2. Student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically.
    3. Student-athlete must have completed one full academic year at the institution prior to the season for which the award is being received.
    4. Student-athlete must have competed in fifty percent or more of the institution's competition in his or her respective sport.