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78 Student-Athletes On MW Spring Academic Team

July 7, 2014

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV had a total of 78 student-athletes named to the Spring 2014 Academic All-Mountain West Team, the league announced Monday.

Three Rebel programs hit double-digits this year with women's swimming and diving leading the way with 19, followed by women's track and field with 17 and softball with 11 (which tied for the second-most in the league).

UNLV men's golf tied for the league lead with six honorees while baseball also had six. UNLV women's tennis and women's basketball featured five each while men's tennis and women's golf had four apiece. Men's basketball had one honoree.

If you include the seven men's swimming and diving student-athletes who were previously announced as part of the 2014 Academic All-Western Athletic Conference Team, UNLV had a total of 85 individuals who were acknowledged for their efforts in the classroom this spring. That total marked the 10th straight year that at least 81 Rebels were recognized.

For the 2013-14 academic year, UNLV had 127 student-athletes - 117 MW and 10 WAC in two sports - earn either Fall or Spring honors. That number extends the athletic department's run to nine consecutive years with at least 124.

Overall, a league-record 897 student-athletes were named to the Spring 2014 Academic All-Mountain West Team. Spring sports include baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, women's swimming & diving, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's track & field.

To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-MW Team, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic team at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletics team.


BASEBALL (6) Patrick Armstrong, Senior, Sociology Erick Fedde, Junior, Communication Studies Matt McCallister, Senior, Sociology Kenny Oakley, Sophomore, Finance John Richy, Junior, Interdisciplinary Studies Joey Swanner, Junior, Communication Studies

MEN'S BASKETBALL (1) Kendall Smith, Freshman, Undeclared

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (5) Amie Callaway, Sophomore, Hospitality Management Alana Cesarz, Junior, Kinesiological Sciences Briana Charles, Junior, Political Science Diamond Major, Freshman, Biological Sciences Aley Rohde, Sophomore, Criminal Justice

MEN'S GOLF (6) Redford Bobbitt, Freshman, Communication Studies Carl Jonson, Junior, Accounting Kurt Kitayama, Junior, Finance AJ McInerney, Sophomore, Undeclared Taylor Montgomery, Freshman, Pre-Business Chris Tuulik, Freshman, Kinesiological Sciences

WOMEN'S GOLF (4) Vivian Hsuan Chen, Freshman, Undeclared Dana Finkelstein, Junior, Kinesiological Sciences Avery French, Freshman, Pre-Business Demi Mak, Senior, Interdisciplinary Studies

SOFTBALL (11) Garie Blando, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences Kwyn Cooper, Freshman, Sociology Jamie DePippo, Sophomore, Communication Studies Morgan Ettinger, Freshman, Biological Sciences Francesca Foti, Sophomore ,Special Education Emily Haslinger, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences Pauline Monreal, Senior, Kinesiological Sciences Amanda Oliveto, Senior, Elementary Education Alex Petrolia, Sophomore, Psychology Stefany Valentino, Senior, Kinesiological Sciences Tayler Van Acker, Senior, Earth & Environmental Sciences

WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING (19) Erin Cox, Junior, Accounting Rachel Dixon, Senior, Psychology Naomi Ellis, Freshman, Pre-Business Lauren Erickson, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences Julia Fehervari, Sophomore, Hospitality Management Elena Gavrilova, Sophomore, Psychology Jessica Heim, Senior, Kinesiological Sciences Kimberly Hendrick, Freshman, Hospitality Management Kristina Hendrick, Freshman, Hospitality Management Katelyn Herrington, Senior, Meetings & Event Management Chelsea Morris, Freshman, Culinary Arts Management Ruth Nguyen, Freshman, Hospitality Management Natalie Sanchez, Junior, Accounting Madelinem Schmidt, Junior, Anthropology Michele Serra, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences Taylor Shillingburg, Freshman, Undeclared Michelle Troup, Sophomore, Pre-Business Jessica Wong, Sophomore, Biological Sciences Kelsey Wuoti, Freshman, Biological Sciences

MEN'S TENNIS (4) Ozzy Abraham, Freshman, Pre-Business Jakob Amilon, Freshman, Pre-Business Tamas Batyi, Senior, Hospitality Management Ace Matias, Junior, Communication Studies

WOMEN'S TENNIS (5) Paola Artiga, Freshman, Pre-Business Anett Ferenczi-Bako, Junior, Hospitality Management Alexis Garrett, Junior, Accounting Iren Kotseva, Sophomore, Journalism & Media Studies Santa Shumilina, Junior, Hospitality Management

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD (17) Laura Affeld, Senior, Public Health Amanda Berg, Junior, Hospitality Management Erin Bowers, Freshman, Hospitality Management Mandy Chitwood, Freshman, Undeclared Summer Crawley, Freshman, Undeclared Kyra Day, Sophomore, Health Care Administration Myra Dean, Senior, Finance Ashley Franklin, Senior, Kinesiological Sciences Jordan Hardy, Senior, Journalism & Media Studies Madison Johonnot, Freshman, Elementary Education Miranda Menzies, Sophomore, History Cortney Miller, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences Janeek Mollique, Freshman, English Adrianna Oliva, Senior, Hospitality Management Jordan Smith, Sophomore, Psychology Juliet Summers-Hernandez, Sophomore, Latin American Studies Kylee Vandenberg, Freshman, Kinesiological Sciences

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