Five players from the University of Redlands men’s water polo team received All-Academic Team laurels from the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA). This honor requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), status as one of the top-10 student-athletes on the team as deemed by the head coach, and enrollment as a full-time student who has completed a minimum of one semester or two quarters at his institution.
With a 3.72 GPA, senior driver David Mills (Los Alamitos, CA) boasts the highest GPA of the five Bulldogs named to the All-Academic Team. This Business major scored eight goals and accumulated seven assists, 14 steals and three ejections drawn over the course of the 2007 season.
Sophomore defender John Floersch (San Jose, CA) offers a 3.45 cumulative GPA as a Business major. He recorded 11 goals, seven assists, 11 steals and 17 ejections drawn in the Bulldogs’ 2007 season.
Also majoring in Business, sophomore driver Ryan Floersch (San Jose, CA) posted a 3.58 GPA. In addition to his 25 goals, R. Floersch supplied 14 assists, 19 steals and 30 ejections drawn during the 2007 season.
Junior driver Clint Stevenson (South Jordan, UT) earns a spot on the team with a 3.01 GPA as a Business major. He offered 18 goals while totaling nine assists, 24 steals and eight ejections drawn during the 2007 season.
Finally, sophomore goalkeeper Teddy Trowbridge (Mercer Island, WA) rounded out the Redlands players represented on the team with a 3.41 GPA as a Computer Science major. Trowbridge tied for 11th in the country in saves with 233 and posted a save percentage of 43 during his 2007 campaign.
The Bulldogs compiled a 22-14 record during the 2007 season and finished ranked as the top Division III team in the Collegiate Water Polo Coaches final poll. In addition, Redlands tallied a 9-1 mark in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) action to take second in the standings.