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49 Rebels Earn MW Scholar-Athlete Award

July 18, 2017

2016-17 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award: Release | List

LAS VEGAS ( - One day after 75 Rebel student-athletes were named to the Spring Academic All-Mountain West Team, UNLV had 49 student-athletes earn the 2016-17 MW Scholar-Athlete Award, the league announced. The Scarlet & Gray had a minimum of 43 recipients claim the award in 12 of the past 14 years, including 10 straight dating back to the 2007-08 academic year.

The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in a MW-sponsored sport.

The women's swimming & diving team and its nine representatives paced UNLV's contingent. Softball and volleyball followed with eight and seven awardees, respectively. Women's soccer and women's track & field had four apiece while 17 more came from baseball (three), men's tennis (three), women's tennis (three), cross country (two), men's golf (two), women's golf (two), football (one) and women's basketball (one).

Overall, a league-record 756 student-athletes were named Mountain West Scholar-Athletes, including 77 individuals with a perfect 4.0 GPA. The 756 honorees surpassed the previous high of 734 in 2015-16.

2016-17 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award

Ernie De La Trinidad, Junior, Sociology
Cooper Esmay, Senior, Communication
Garrett Poole, Junior, Economics

Women's Basketball Alyssa Anderson, Sophomore, Pre-Professional Biology

Cross Country Kennedy Allen, Freshman, Undeclared Lindy Eskin, Junior, Communication

Football Kurt Palandech, Junior, Management

Men's Golf Harry Hall, Sophomore, Sociology John Oda, Junior, Economics

Women's Golf Harley Dubsky, Junior, Hospitality Management Alli Kim, Freshman, Undeclared

Women's Soccer Katie Ballou, Freshman, Hospitality Management Isabelle Delgado, Senior, Journalism and Media Studies Jordan Magnin, Senior, Hospitality Management Lily Sender, Senior, Mechanical Engineering

Softball Reina Bondi, Freshman, Undeclared Breana Burke, Freshman, Pre-Business Kiley Harrison, Sophomore, Criminal Justice Jamie Hatch, Sophomore, Early Childhood Education Abby Howard, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences Maria Kemmer, Freshman, Secondary Education Kylie Rasmussen, Sophomore, Civil Engineering Brooke Stover, Junior, Criminal Justice

Women's Swimming & Diving Kourtney Clark, Freshman, Pre-Nursing Emma Gogulski, Freshman, Undeclared Kristina Hendrick, Senior, Hospitality Management Josefine Hippi, Senior, Economics Janelle Nguyen, Senior, Hospitality Management Ida Schutt, Freshman, Biochemistry Sydney Schuette, Sophomore, Criminal Justice Gozde Tekin, Senior, International Business Tessa Thull, Junior, Kinsesiology

Men's Tennis Jakob Amilon, Senior, Finance Kevin Chau, Freshman, Chemistry Evaldo Neto, Sophomore, Pre-Business

Women's Tennis Jovana Kenic, Sophomore, Pre-Business Carol Zi Yang, Senior, Kinesiolgy Aiwen Zhu, Sophomore, Hospitality Management

Women's Track & Field Stella Clemens, Sophomore, Pre-Business Lindy Eskin, Junior, Communication Taylor Forte, Freshman, Criminal Justice Nikki Regalado, Senior, Kinesiology

Volleyball Elsa Descamps, Sophomore, Pre-Business Riley Jacobs, Freshman, Pre-Business Ashley Owens, Junior, Management Alexis Patterson, Junior, Kinesiology Carly Riehl, Senior, Pre-Professional Biology Sadie Stutzman, Senior, Mechanical Engineering Alyssa Wing, Senior, Kinesiology


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