July 2, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan water polo senior Kiki Golden (Danville, Calif./Monte Vista HS) was named an All-America honorable mention for the fourth consecutive year by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC), the organization announced Tuesday (July 2). Golden is the second player in program history to garner four All-America nods, joining Olympic gold medalist Betsey Armstrong (2002-05).
Golden led the Wolverines in 2013 with 59 goals, 92 points and 63 steals and ranked second with 33 assists. She tallied at least one goal in 28 of 34 games, including nine hat-trick performances. She was named to the CWPA All-Western division first team for the third straight year, becoming just the sixth Wolverine player to garner three or more first team accolades, and she was selected to the CWPA Eastern Championship first team in each of the last three seasons.
She garnered a pair of major CWPA division honors in her career, earning 2012 MVP honors and the 2010 Rookie Player of the Year. Golden graduated among U-M's top five career leaders in all major categories, including goals (207, 4th), assists (130, 3rd), points (337, 4th), drawn ejections (136, 4th) and steals (281, 2nd).
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.
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