Skaggs, Thomason Selected as Honorable Mention All-Americans
MGOBLUE Allison Skaggs (L) and Ali Thomason
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Allison Skaggs (L) and Ali Thomason
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June 17, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- Sophomore Ali Thomason (San Rafael, Calif./Marin Catholic HS) and freshman Allison Skaggs (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro HS) were named All-America honorable mention by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC), the organization announced Monday (June 16). It is the first All-America citation for both Wolverine players.

Thomason established career highs and ranked among the Wolverines' leaders in most statistical categories, registering 37 goals, 23 assists and a team-best 58 steals. She recorded six hat tricks in 2014, including a pair of four-game performances at the CWPA Championship. Thomason also recorded multiple steals in 15 games, including three with at least five.

Skaggs, who was named both the 2014 CWPA Western Division Rookie of the Year and CWPA Championship Rookie of the Tournament, posted 37 goals, 14 assists and 23 steals during her freshman campaign. She recorded at least one goal in 22 of 34 games, including five hat tricks. Skaggs garnered four CWPA Rookie of the Week accolades during the regular season.

Overall, 14 different Wolverines have earned 28 total All-America honors from the ACWPC.

The ACWPC selects first, second and third teams for its Division I All-America awards. For voting, players receive three points for a first team nomination, two points for a second team nomination and one point for a third team nomination. A player may earn honorable mention if she receives votes from two schools, excluding her own.

Contact: Leah Howard (lchoward@umich.edu)