Feb. 4, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. - Six members of the UC Davis men's water polo team were announced as members of the Western Water Polo Association All-Academic team by the league office Tuesday afternoon. Alphabetically, the Aggie honorees comprise junior Trevor Allen, sophomore Alex Bagdasarian, redshirt freshman Jacob Ley, senior Michael Millstein, junior Teddy Nicholson, junior Chris Richardson.
To qualify for the WWPA All-Academic rolls, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, play in at least 50 percent of the team's contests for that year, and have completed at least two quarters or one semester at that institution.
Allen and Nicholson, both of nearby Davis Senior High, pick up their third WWPA scholastic awards. Millstein, who hails from Alamo, Calif., garners his second only because injuries limited his playing time during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Richardson, a three-time All-WWPA honoree from Palos Verdes Estates, snared his first All-Academic award. Bagdasarian, a attacker from Cupertino; and Ley, a center from San Jose, are also first-time honorees. With a 3.87 GPA in computer engineering, Ley had the highest average of any of the 38 total honorees in the conference.
UC Davis went 14-13 overall with a 5-0 conference record. The Aggies finished second at the WWPA Championship and ranked 12th in the final national coaches' poll under first-year head coach Daniel Leyson.