Rancho Santa Fe resident named to ‘USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All-American’ list


Santa Fe Christian junior Spencer Wong was recently named to the “USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All-American” list for 2010-2011.

Spencer has been a member of USA Water Polo for the past six years. USA Water Polo Academic All-American is a national program honoring high school water polo players who achieve excellence both in the pool and in the classroom.

In order to be selected, the athelete must be part of a national organization. Spencer has been a member of the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Team for the past two years and has competed in regional competitions. This is the fifth year of the All-American Program that honors students for the excellence, not just in the pool but in the classroom as well. Student-athletes had to have completed the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in Spring of 2011 and have participated in a USA Water Polo National Championship event to be eligible.

In addition, each student-athlete had to have at least a 3.6 grade point average for the 2010-2011 school year with outstanding achievement going to those with a 4.0 or greater. Spencer has a high school GPA of 4.57 and is also members of California Scholarship Federation (CSF), National Honor Society (NHS), and National Society of High School Scholars. Spencer has been attending Santa Fe Christian for the past 12 years and has had perfect attendance since kindergarten.