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.

    Hudnut, Milicevic, Morelli and Tim Leong all earned ACWPC All-Academic honors last season as well. For Dasic, Edwards and Daniel Leong, this is the first ACWPC academic award of their Trojan careers.



    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.