April 6, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Air Force water polo players Danny Harold and Max Reilly have been named to the Western Water Polo Association All-Academic team, as announced by the league today. Harold earns the honor for the third straight season, while Reilly garners his first all-academic team nod.
A total of 85 student-athletes were named to the WWPA All-Academic team for the 2011 season. The team consists of members who carried a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), played in at least 50 percent of the team's contests during the season, and were classified as a full-time student who has completed a minimum of one semester or two quarters at his institution.
Harold, a senior from Newport Beach, Calif., currently holds a 3.40 GPA as an electrical engineering major. Also a four-time ACWPCA All-Academic honoree, Harold was the Falcons' team captain and starting goalkeeper in 2011. He registered 205 saves over the season and was named a second-team all-tournament selection at the 2011 Western Water Polo Association Championship.
Meanwhile, Reilly is a sophomore from Davis, Calif., who carries a 3.0 GPA as a biology major. Reilly, who played in all 28 contests for the Falcons, finished the 2011 season with 13 goals and 23 assists, ranking second on the team in the latter category.
Since 1989, Air Force has had 44 different players earn a total of 83 WWPA All-Academic honors, including three who were four-time honorees.