Caltech men's water polo senior Chris Bradley was the first Beaver to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team in department history. Caroline Ordian from the University of Redlands was named to the At-Large Second Team. This was her second-consecutive Academic All-America award, as she was named to the Third-Team last year.
Bradley earned his second ACWPC Honorable Mention All-America honor this past fall as he led the SCIAC in goals for the second time in his career. He racked up a program-record 393 goals over his career along with 90 assists, 114 steals, 115 exclusions drawn and 76 field blocks while compiling a 3.80 GPA as a mechanical engineering option. Co-founder and Vice President of Design for the Caltech Unmanned Aerial Vehicle club, Bradley is the only three-time All-America honoree in department history, having earned Second Team recognition in 2016 and Third Team in 2015.
With success in the classroom and on the golf course, Ordian exemplifies the ideals of a Redlands student-athlete in her third year with the nationally-ranked women's golf team. She has gained CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-America accolades in each year of eligibility for the awards. A repeat Redlands Scholar-Athlete, Ordian also won the NCAA Individual Championship in 2016 and boasts three Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America selections with three top-10 national individual finishes. After beginning her career as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Newcomer of the Year, she has been named the Athlete of the Year in each of her three seasons.
CoSIDA recognizes student-athletes from each of the four NCAA divisions for their combined athletic and academic performance. The honor is one of the most prestigious in collegiate athletics. Nominees must have at least a 3.3 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, have reached sophomore status athletically and have been at the nominating institution at least one calendar year.