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Rebels Break Department's Academic Mark

UNLV volleyball's Allison Davies was named to the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award for the fourth straight academic year.
July 22, 2015

2014-15 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV had a total of 56 student-athletes named to the 2014-15 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award. The 56 Rebels honored are the most in school history and three more than the previous best of 53 tallied during the 2008-09 and 2010-11 campaigns.

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.

UNLV has had at least 43 recipients earn the award 10 of the past 12 years, including eight straight dating back to 2007-08.

The Scarlet & Gray were paced by the women's swimming & diving team and its record-setting haul of 14 representatives -- the second highest in the MW.

Rebel volleyball produced the Conference's highest output for the sport with eight honorees. The women's soccer and women's track & field programs were not far off volleyball's figure with seven and six members, respectively.

The football program added four of its own to the list, while men's golf, women's tennis and softball had three apiece. The haul for men's golf is tired for the teams most with the 2006-7 and 2013-14 squads.

In addition, men's basketball, women's basketball and women's golf had two each, while one more came from both baseball and men's tennis.

Overall, a league-record 730 student-athletes were named Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, including 53 individuals with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

UNLV's 2014-15 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award Representatives

Baseball (1)
D.J. Myers, Sophomore, Hospitality Management

Football (4) Henri Jussila, Sophomore, Hospitality Management Jared Lebowitz, Sophomore, Political Science Andrew Oberg, Sophomore, Political Science Trent Riley, Freshman, Undeclared

Men's Basketball (2) Barry Cheaney, Junior, Biological Sciences (Pre-Professional) Cody Doolin, Senior, Master of Public Administration

Men's Golf (3) Ben Davis, Freshman, Pre-Business Carl Jonson, Senior, Accounting John Oda, Freshman, Political Science

Men's Tennis (1) Jakob Amilon, Freshman, Pre-Business

Softball (3) Francesca Foti, Junior, Special Education Brooke Stover, Freshman, Criminal Justice Jadelyn Yadao-Valdez, Freshman, Kinesiological Sciences

Women's Basketball (2) Alyssa Anderson, Freshman, Secondary Education Aley Rohde, Junior, Master of Public Administration

Women's Golf (2) Harley Dubsky, Freshman, Hospitality Management Avery French, Sophomore, Accounting

Women's Soccer (7) Chidera Akubuilo, Freshman, Kinesiological Sciences Nicole Candioglos, Junior, Hospitality Management Isabelle Delgado, Sophomore, Journalism & Media Studies Addy Guida, Junior, Biological Sciences Michaela Kelsey, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences Katie Vanderzwaag, Sophomore, Biological Sciences Samantha Weber, Senior, Kinesiological Sciences

Women's Swimming & Diving (14) Erin Cox, Senior, Accounting Lauren Erickson, Junior, Kinesiological Sciences Julia Fehervari, Junior, Hospitality Management Elena Gavrilova, Junior, Psychology Kristina Hendrick, Sophomore, Hospitality Management Margot Monmousseau, Senior, Allied Health Sciences Janelle Nguyen, Sophomore, Hospitality Management Natalie Sanchez, Senior, Accounting Madeline Schmidt, Senior, Anthropology Michele Serra, Junior, Kinesiological Sciences Taylor Shillingburg, Sophomore, Photography Gözde Tekin, Sophomore, International Business & Economics Tessa Thull, Freshman, Kinesiological Sciences Michelle Troup, Junior, Finance

Women's Tennis (3) Paola Artiga, Sophomore, Pre-Business Anett Ferenczi-Bako, Senior, Hospitality Management Alexis Garrett, Senior, Accounting

Women's Track & Field (6) Erin Bowers, Sophomore, Hospitality Management Lindy Eskin, Freshman, Communication Studies MacKenna Howard, Freshman, Biological Sciences Madison Johonnot, Sophomore, Elementary Education Janeek Mollique, Sophomore, English Kylee Vandenberg, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences

Volleyball (8) Allison Davies, Senior, Accounting Madison Harper, Freshman, Undeclared Ashley Owens, Freshman, Business Alexis Patterson, Freshman, Kinesiological Sciences Carly Riehl, Sophomore, Biological Sciences Sadie Stutzman, Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering Alyssa Wing, Sophomore, Kinesiological Sciences Katlin Winters, Senior, Master of Public Administration

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