Cal Women Water Polo Players Earn National Honors
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  05/24/2000

May 24, 2000

NORRISTOWN, PA - The No. 4 ranked California women's water polo team (28-7) had four athletes named to The American Water Polo Coaches Association 2000 All-American team.

Cal's junior goalie, Fana Fuqua, was named first team All-American, while senior driver Colette Glinkowski and junior driver Beth Irwin earned second team All-America honors. Senior two-meter Kaliya Young was an honorable mention All-American.

Earlier this season, Cal head coach Peter Asch was named 2000 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year, and Fuqua was named MPSF Goalkeeper of the Year. Joining Fuqua on the MPSF first team all-conference squad was Glinkowski. Named to the MPSF second team all-conference squad was Irwin, while Young and sophomore Brenna Fleener were MPSF honorable mention.

At the annual Splash Club Banquet Apr. 30, the Cal Women's Water Polo Awards were announced. Glinkowski and Fuqua were named Team Co-MVP, Irwin was the recipient of the Scholastic Award and senior Brooke Spittler was named Most Improved.

Glinkowski finished her college career as Cal's all-time leading scorer in women's water polo, tallying 212 goals from 1997-2000. She had 58 goals during the 2000 campaign.

The Bears conclude the 2000 season with a 28-7 overall record and was 8-1 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play. Cal had finished fourth in the nation in 1999 as well.