June 19, 2009

Stephanie Laing ’10 Named ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American

Stephanie Laing (Ann Arbor, MI) has been named a Division I Women's Water Polo Honorable Mention All-American for her outstanding performance on the Brown women's water polo team this season as announced by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.   Also, nine Bears have recently been named to the CWPA Women's Scholar-Athlete team.

    Laing has notched her first All-America honor as she recorded a solid .522 save percentage in net with 283 saves, a goal, as assist and a 19-16 overall record during 968 minutes of play this year.  A two-time Northern Division All-Conference selection, earning first team honors in 2009 after taking second in 2007, she now has 695 career saves and a 65-36 record while recording a goal and 20 assists for 21 points in her career.

Also, nine members of the women's water polo team were named to the 2009 Collegiate Water Polo Association Women's Scholar-Athlete Team.  The program honors varsity and club student-athletes who have achieved grade point averages of 3.2 or higher and competed during the 2009 women's season.  As a team, the Bears came in third overall with a team GPA of 3.35, while Harvard claimed the top with a 3.39 team GPA.

    Leading the Brown water polo team Bethany Kwoka (San Mateo, CA), who was the only Bear named to the "Outstanding" level for having a GPA above a 3.71.  Earning "Superior" honors for having a GPA between 3.41 and 3.7 was Rita Bullwinkel (Portola Valley, CA), Katherine Stanton (Danville, CA) and Lauren Presant (Poway, CA).   Named to the "Excellent" list was goalkeeper Misa Scharfen (Santa Rosa, CA), Rory Stanton (Danville, CA), Joanna Wohlmuth (Manhattan Beach, CA), Sarah Glick (Bonita, CA) and Laing, as each earned GPAs between 3.2 and 3.4.