Two Trojans Land On Pac-12 Women’s Water Polo All-Century Team|
May 17, 2016
Fresh off the program’s fifth national championship, USC women’s water polo sees two of its own named to the Pac-12 All-Century Women’s Water Polo Team. Both Sofia Konoukh and Kami Craig were NCAA champions themselves at Troy, and also boast stellar international careers for their respective countries. The two Women of Troy are among the conference’s 16-player roster of All-Century honorees in the sport.
A four-time Olympian with Russia, Sofia Konoukh won a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games before coming to USC to become the only player ever to to score more than 100 goals in a single season with 104 tallied in 2001. A back-to-back MPSF Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002, she currently stands as USC’s No. 3 all-time scorer with 224 career goals. Konoukh also was a First Team All-American all three years at Troy.
The only female player to win back-to-back Peter J. Cutino Awards as the nation's top collegiate water polo player, Kami Craig has established herself as a mainstay on the U.S. National Team. In between winning an Olympic silver medal in 2008 and Olympic gold in 2012, Craig helped the Women of Troy to the 2010 NCAA Championship while earning honors as the 2010 National Player of the Year and picking up her second Cutino Award. She would close down her USC career as a four-time All-American and USC's No. 9 all-time scorer with 152 goals. Craig is currently training with Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games, looking to add to her medal count and to her international hardware, which also includes three FINA World Championships and two FINA World Cup championships.
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