PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League has announced the names of 80 student-athletes – including three from the Collegiate Water Polo Association – who have been named to the fall 2010-11 Academic All-Ivy League team.
The honorees are starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams who have cumulative grade-point averages of at least 3.0. Each of the eight Ivy League schools nominates five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
Leading the way among Princeton University's 10 selections is men's water polo player Matt Hale (Sr., Atherton, Calif./The Menlo School).
A mechanical engineering major, he eared Matt Hale earned honorable mention All-America honors from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) as a junior after a season that saw him score 19 goals in 24 games. In addition, he picked up National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-Tournament second team honors and was a CWPA All-Academic selection in 2009.
He helped the Tigers conclude the 2010 season with a 19-8 record, including a 9-2 mark in Southern Division play, as Princeton captured the Southern Division title and placed third at the CWPA Eastern Championship hosted by Bucknell University. At the CWPA Eastern Championship, he notched All-Tournament second team honors for tallying five goals as the Tigers finished 2-1 at the tournament.
Overall, he led Princeton in steals (56) and field blocks (12) to conclude his career with 80 goals, 55 assists, 188 steals, 33 ejections drawn and 25 field blocks in 97 games.
He is joined on the Academic All-Ivy team by Corey Schwartz of Brown University and Bret Voith of Harvard University.