Seven Trojans Earn ACWPC All-Academic Honors|
Feb. 7, 2017
Following a historic run to a 12th consecutive NCAA title match, the USC men’s water polo team has landed a bumper crop of Trojans on the academic honor roll for 2016. Seven Trojans have earned a place on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-Academic award list — the most for USC since the ACWPC awards began in 2007.
Leading the charge once again is back-to-back NCAA Elite 90 Award winner Mihajlo Milicevic. A native of Serbia, Milicevic boasts a 3.68 cumulative GPA as a business administration major. He’s just a step ahead of redshirt sophomore Tim Leong, a business-cinematic arts major with a 3.66 GPA. Redshirt freshman Daniel Leong weighs in next, gripping a 3.6 GPA while majoring in business and communication. Just a notch below Leong is redshirt sophomore Brock Hudnut, an industrial systems engineering major with a 3.59 GPA. Italian import Matteo Morelli is another business administration major on the Trojan roster. His 3.55 GPA has earned him another spot on the ACWPC All-Academic list, while two other international additions to Troy have grabbed their first such honor. Junior Blake Edwards, a communication major, has a 3.32 GPA to join his fellow Trojans on the honor roll, with freshman Marin Dasic also picking up his first academic accolades with his 3.2 GPA as a business administration major.
All seven are due to return to the pool for USC’s next campaign, as the Trojans eye another run to the NCAA final to bring a 10th national championship to the USC men’s program in 2017.