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Waterpolo - 01. April 2007.

Armstrong and Wenger received inaugural FINA awards for outstanding performances

Betsey Armstrong not only backstopped Team USA to their second World Championship title with her rock solid performance behind the goal, but she was also named the women's tournament outstanding goalkeeper by the FINA Federation. Armstrong recorded 12 blocks in both team USA’s 10-9 semifinal win over Hungary and in the one-goal championship victory over Australia.

Lauren Wenger had a phenomenal breakout performance at this year's World Championship. Wenger helped secure her team's place in the record books by scored the winning goal for the U.S. in the final minutes of the gold medal game. As a result of her valuable performance throughout the tournament, Wenger was awarded the women's MVP award by the FINA Federation.

For the latest on the 12th FINA World Championships, keep an eye on http://www.melbourne2007.com.au. For up to date information on Team USA and to view the team’s photo gallery and game recaps, go to www.usawaterpolo.org.

For more information on USA Water Polo or its National Team programs, please contact ntprograms@usawaterpolo.org or call the USAWP office at 562.799.8506.

USA Water Polo, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation and is the national governing body for the sport of water polo in the United States under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The mission of USA Water Polo is to grow the sport of water polo throughout the United States and win gold medals in Olympic, World Championship, and Pan American Games.

World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) will be delivering exclusive live and on-demand video coverage of the 12th FINA World Championships from Melbourne, Australia as part of its commitment to providing quality content for U.S. fans of aquatic sports, letting them follow their favorite competitors throughout the year. Beginning March 19, WCSN.com will have highlights of all the day’s events and will broadcast select USA Men’s and Women’s matches, as well as the Gold medal games.

Contact: Jennifer Ross, USAWP Media Relations

562-799-8506, ext. 117

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