Four Women of Troy Earn National All-Academic Awards|
July 23, 2013
In addition to their championship prowess, members of the USC women's water polo team also stand tall in the classroom, as four Women of Troy have been honored with ACWPC All-Academic awards for 2013. Repeat honors go to Trojan veterans Flora Bolonyai and Chelsea Silvers, who are this year joined by Hannah Buckling and Madeline Rosenthal on the academic honor roll.
Bolonyai, Buckling, Rosenthal and Silvers all were key members of USC's 2013 NCAA Championship team. Flora Bolonyai, who was named MVP of the NCAA Tournament, also made her mark as USC's first-ever water polo player to be named a First Team Academic All-American. The Olympian leads the Women of Troy with a 3.47 GPA as an economics/mathematics major, picking up her third career ACWPC All-Academic selection.
Now a four-time ACWPC All-Academic honoree, senior Chelsea Silvers has held strong on the academic honor roll throughout her Trojan career. Graduating with a 3.43 GPA as a communication major and English minor, Silvers also was named a recipient of a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship.
In her first season as a Trojan, Hannah Buckling was a force in the pool, earning honors as the MVP of the MPSF Tournament and going big in the NCAA Tournament for the national champs en route to All-American status. Buckling -- a transfer from University of Sydney who is majoring in sociology -- holds a 3.40 GPA at USC to solidify her spot as an ACWPC All-Academic award winner.
Also a first-time winner of an ACWPC All-Academic award is junior Madeline Rosenthal. She also landed her first spot as an All-American this season for her help in getting the Trojans the NCAA crown. A communication major with a 3.24 GPA, Rosenthal rounds out this year's list of ACWPC All-Academic honorees for the Women of Troy.
Bolonyai and Buckling are currently in action at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, as members of their respective Hungarian and Australian national teams.