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Gabe Discipulo Wins Elite 90 Award for NCAA Division I Men's Water Polo Championship

Dec 3, 2021
Gabe Discipulo becomes the first UCLA water polo player to win the Elite 90 Award.

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LOS ANGELES -- Gabe Discipulo, a junior center at UCLA, is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Water Polo Championship.

Discipulo, majoring in sociology, currently carries a 3.78 GPA. Discipulo was presented with the award during the men's water polo virtual banquet on Friday evening in Los Angeles. Discipulo becomes the first Bruin water polo player to win the award.

The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

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The Bruins have advanced to the NCAA Semifinals where they will host second-seeded California (20-4) on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m. PT at Dirks Pool at Spieker Aquatics Center.