July 16, 2010
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A pair of Air Force water polo players have been named to the Western Water Polo Association All-Academic team for the 2009 season, as announced by the league. Rising senior Andrew Strawbridge and rising junior Danny Harold become the first Falcons to earn the honor since 2007.
A record 156 student-athletes (men and women) were named to the 2009-10 WWPA All-Academic teams. The teams consist 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 was classified as a full-time student who has completed a minimum of one semester of two quarters at his/her institution.
Strawbridge, a native of San Jose, Calif., has posted a 3.35 GPA as a biology major. A reserve for the Falcons, Strawbridge recorded three goals and two assists in 2009. Meanwhile, Harold, a native of Corona Del Mar, Calif., Harold holds a 3.43 GPA in electrical engineering. The Falcons' backup goalkeeper in 2009, Harold registered 69 saves over the season.
Since 1989, Air Force has had 43 different players earn a total of 80 WWPA All-Academic honors, including three who were four-time honorees.