USC's Mihajlo Milicevic Wins Elite 90 Award for NCAA Division I Men's Water Polo Championships

    Mihajlo Milicevic is just the second Trojan to earn the Elite 90 award!
    Dec. 4, 2015

    WESTWOOD, CALIF. -- USC sophomore Mihajlo Milicevic is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2015 NCAA Division 1 Men's Water Polo Championships. Milicevic, a native of Serbia who is majoring in economics at USC, currently carries a 3.88 GPA. Milicevic was presented with the award during the NCAA Men's Water Polo banquet tonight (Dec. 4) at the Covel Commons on the UCLA campus in Westwood, Calif.

    Milicevic -- an All-American who was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Second Team as a freshman in 2014 -- is just the second Trojan ever to win the award, following in the footsteps of another men's water polo player, Matt Burton, who earned the honor in 2009-10.

    The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.

    Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed. For more information on the Elite 90 award winners, log on to

    Milicevic and the Trojans will continue their NCAA campaign tomorrow (Dec. 5) with an NCAA Semifinal clash against California at 6:12 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Center in Westwood. USC is making is 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and hopes to reach the NCAA title match for the 11th straight year. USC has won seven national championships in its past 10 trips to the tournament.