Grove City College Earns Four ACWPC Division III All-America Selections; Johnson Named to First Team

Chelsea Johnson
Chelsea Johnson

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) honored four Grove City College women's water polo players for their respective performances during the 2011 season with Division III All-America honors.

The ACWPC selected junior Chelsea Johnson (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) as a first team honoree. She is the ninth player in program history to earn ACWPC All-America honors.

The organization also named senior Lauren Baur (North Wales, Pa./North Penn), sophomore Amanda Johnston (San Luis Obispo, Calif./San Luis Obispo) and junior Andrea Wilson (Newberg, Ore./Veritas) to the Honorable Mention All-America team.

Johnson earned First Team honors after scoring a program-record 90 goals in 2011. She also became the program's all-time leading scorer during the season and now has 211 goals for her career. She earned First Team All-Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division III following the season.

Baur, one of Grove City's top two-way players over the past four seasons, ranked among Grove City's leaders in several statistical categories. She scored 28 goals and finished second on the team with 26 assists. Her 56 steals also ranked second. She recently earned the CWPA's Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, along with Second Team All-CWPA honors.

Johnston anchored the Wolverine defense in goal throughout the season. A Second Team All-CWPA pick this year, Johnson stopped 31 shots at the CWPA Championships and helped Grove City yield just six goals in the three tournament matches.

Wilson emerged in 2011 as Grove City's defensive stopper. She led the Wolverines with 72 steals and also contributed 45 goals, second-best on the team. Wilson added 21 assists in her first season as a starter and received Second Team All-CWPA Division III distinction.

Grove City is 25-1 over the past two seasons in CWPA Division III action. The Wolverines went 17-12 this year, the best season in program history.

Release courtesy Grove City Athletic Communications

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