Pitzer-Pomona Women’s Water Polo Wins Collegiate III Championship

Claremont, Calif.(June 3, 2009) – The Pitzer-Pomona women’s water polo team won its fifth Collegiate III Championship.

At the tournament, consisting of five games in four days, the Sagehens beat Cal State East Bay 11-4, Washington and Jefferson 15-12, University of Redlands 8-5 and Occidental in the semi-finals 9-6. Matched up against the University of Redlands for the finals, the Sagehens took a 10-5 victory.

The team had a successful season with a 7-2 SCIAC record and an overall 25-9 record. Nikki Ruesch ’09 and Janelle Gyorffy ’09 were named to the First All-SCIAC Team while Tamara Perea ’11 and Sara Woods ’10 were named to the Second All-SCIAC Team.

About the Pitzer-Pomona Sagehens

Pitzer College joins with Pomona College in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Sagehen teams include soccer, basketball, football, baseball, track & field, golf, tennis, water polo, swimming and diving. Pitzer students also participate in the Claremont Colleges club sports programs that compete nationally.

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About Pitzer College

Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility, and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.

About Sagehen Athletics

Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.

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