Briefs: Goettsching honored

UC Irvine junior Franziska Goettsching has been named Big West Conference Player of the Week in women's tennis.

Goettsching earned doubles and singles wins to help UCI defeat Pacific, Wyoming and Sacramento State last week to up its record to 16-3, 5-0 in conference.

She and doubles teammate Kristina Smith are ranked No. 66 in the nation in doubles and have won nine of their last 10 matches.

UCI returns to action at Cal State Northridge on April 6.

— From staff reports


Five 'Eaters lauded

Five UC Irvine men's water polo players received 2012 All-Academic Awards from the Assn. of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches.

Brian Pickford was selected in the Outstanding category while Bo de Lange, Nick Pfeil, Alan Robertson and Chris Swieca were honored as Excellent.

Pickford and Pfeil have earned national all-academic recognition each of the last four years competing for the 'Eaters.

The awards breakdown for cumulative grade-point averages is 3.71 to 4.00 for Outstanding, 3.41 to 3.70 for Superior and 3.20 to 3.40 for Excellent.

UCI Coach Marc Hunt has had 39 of his student-athletes earn national All-Academic recognition from the ACWPC over the past eight years.

— From staff reports

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