Zack Rossman Captures Academic All-District Honors for CMS Men's Water Polo

Rossman in action at the USA Water Polo national championships (photo by Tony Leon)
Rossman in action at the USA Water Polo national championships (photo by Tony Leon)

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior men's water polo player Zack Rossman was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 8 team in a vote of the district's SIDs, the organization announced today.

By earning Academic All-District distinction on the Division III At-Large team (which includes nominees from numerous different sports), Rossman is now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, which will be announced in June. Rossman was one of 16 student-athletes chosen from District 8, which included student-athletes from the district's wrestling, swimming and diving, tennis, golf, lacrosse and water polo teams. 

Rossman was a three-time All-American for the Stags over his career, earning first-team honors once and second-team honors twice. He was a first-team All-SCIAC selection three years in a row as well, while scoring 160 goals in his four-year career and added 78 assists for 238 points. 

This year, Rossman finished with 37 goals and 29 assists to help lead CMS to a runner-up finish in the SCIAC and to the finals of the inaugural USA Water Polo Division III national championship. He scored two of his goals against No. 1 USC at the Inland Empire Classic, and added a goal and an assist against a Pepperdine team that reached the Final Four. 

In the classroom, Rossman carried a 3.85 grade point average as a Claremont McKenna student who majored in computer science at Harvey Mudd while minoring in economics. He was an Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-Academic Outstanding selection, which is the highest level of the award for student-athletes with a 3.7 GPA or higher. 

To view the complete list of CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's At-Large Selections, go to the following link:

CoSIDA Academic All-District