NO.   FACTOID
9

Medals the U.S. men's water polo team has won at the Olympics, including a silver at the 2008 Beijing games. The 2008 squad included then-USC 2M J.W. Krumpholz and UCLA head coach Adam Wright.

13

The most national championships won by a program, an honor held by California. The first came in 1973 against UC-Irvine and the most recent was in 2007 versus USC. Stanford has won 10 titles, followed by UCLA with eight.

3,010

The farthest numbers of miles seperating varsity water polo schools, with East Coast school Brown in Rhode Island and West Coast School USC in Los Angeles. The best CWPA teams will have to travel cross-country to the 2012 championship tournament hosted in L.A.

107

Goals scored by the 2011-12 season leader, Svetozar Stefanovic of Brown. A senior this year, Stefanovic also has the highest career goals in program history.

800

The estimated calories per hour burned playing water polo. That means along with getting a full-body workout, players burn off the equivalent of a double quarter pounder with cheese every hour.

1936

The year California water polo coach James R. Smith developed a new water polo ball made with an inflatable bladder and a rubber fabric cover, replacing the old leather model, which absorbed water and became heavier during play.

338

The average numbers of goals USC has scored per year during its past four championship seasons, while allowing opponents only an average of 155. For every goal a competitor has scored, the Trojans have scored 2.2 in return.

5,073

The largest attendance recorded at a water polo championship game. This record crowd cheered on California and UCLA in 1988, with the Golden Bears emerging victorious 14-11.