Ariel Dukes was an "Excellent" All-Academic award-winner in 2013 to be one of two first-time winners (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's water polo team posted the No. 7 ranked grade-point average in the nation in 2013, while seven members of the squad garnered All-Academic honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Athletes become eligible for the award by having a GPA of 3.2 or higher and competing in at least 50% of the team's games.
A total of 29 schools were recognized for having a combined GPA of 3.0 or better. Harvard's 3.31 GPA ranked seventh in the nation. Wagner had the country's best GPA at 3.50.
Ariel Dukes was an "Excellent" honoree for having a GPA between 3.2 and 3.4, while six others were named "Superior." Victoria Frager, Kalina Grabb, Rachel Lobato, Elise Molnar, Aisha Price and Shayna Price all appeared on the list after having a GPA between 3.41 and 3.7.
Molnar, S. Price and A. Price, who was an All-American as a senior in 2013, each earned the ACWPC All-Academic award for a third time. It is Frager's second distinction and Dukes and Lobato's first time to be honored.
The Crimson finished 2012 with its third consecutive winning season (18-16) for the first time since 2001-02. The squad finished in sixth place at the CWPA Eastern Championship and third at the CWPA Southern Division tournament.