DAVIS, Calif. - Senior center Allyson Hansen made the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America third team, it was announced by the national organization Thursday. She becomes just the third UC Davis player to earn higher than honorable mention to the Div. I squad, and the first in eight years.A three-time All-Big West Conference honoree from Concord, California, Hansen led the Aggies with 54 goals and 69 total points on offense while drawing a team-best 58 exclusions and seven five-meter fouls. She also paced her team with a .443 shooting average (54-for-122), including 18-for-37 on power plays. Hansen added 15 assists, 19 steals, eight field blocks and seven hat tricks during the year.
For her career, the 6-foot lefty finishes with totals of 155 goals and 237 drawn exclusions, ranking fifth and second, respectively, in program history. This is her second ACWPC All-America nod, as she captured honorable mention in 2015.
Hansen’s award marks the 18th Division I All-America accolade in UC Davis history, dating back to Tiffany Hodgens’ honorable mention despite being a Div. II player in 2004. Only two have won higher than honorable mention in that span: Katherine O’Rourke (third team) in 2006 and Christi Raycraft (second team) in 2008. Both O’Rourke and Raycraft are now enshrined in the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame. Coincidentally, O’Rourke ranks sixth in career goals at UC Davis, Raycraft fourth, with Hansen at fifth.
UC Davis (17-13) enjoyed its 20th varsity season with two different stints at No. 5 in the national coaches’ poll, 13 total weeks in the national top 10, six victories against Top 10 opponents and the milestone 400th program win.