UNLV Athletics has had a minimum of 43 representatives boast a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA for 10 straight years.
Women's swimming & diving and baseball boast double-digit representatives.
UNLV Baseball’s Ernie De La Trinidad and Cody Howard knocked in two RBI apiece in regular-season finale against San Jose State.
UNLV Baseball’s Justin Jones goes 4-for-4 with four RBI, while three others score three runs apiece in 12-4, come-from-behind win Friday.
UNLV Baseball’s Cooper Esmay scores twice, hits two-run home run in Thursday’s loss to San Jose State.
2016: Named the Mountain West's Player of the Week once (May 21) ... Led the Rebels in slugging percentage (.475) and multiple-RBI games (eight) ... Started 34 of 46 contests played in with 30 starts as the designated hitter, two at second base and one each at shortstop and third base ... Batted .284 with 40 hits, 17 of which went for extra bases (11 doubles, four home runs and two triples) ... Knocked in 26 RBI and scored 25 runs ... Had a .350 on-base percentage ... Had 13 multiple-hit games, which included a season-high three hits against San Diego State (May 26) ... Had a season-high five RBI against New Mexico (May 6) ... Earned MW Player of the Week recognition after hitting .571 with four hits (two home runs) and tallied 1.429 slugging and .625 on-base percentages to go with six RBI and three runs ... Owned two hitting streaks that lasted at least seven games ... The first streak began against Texas Tech (March 29), lasted seven games, and produced a .545 batting average, 12 hits, six RBI and six runs ... The second streak began against New Mexico (May 8), lasted nine games, and produced a .444 batting average, 16 hits, 11 RBI and eight runs ... Had two game-winning RBI/hits: a three-run home run against New Mexico (May 6) and one-run double against Fresno State (May 15) ... Walked 13 times ... Stole one base in three attempts.
2015 -- Central Arizona College: Helped the Vaqueros to a 37-19 record ... Played in 51 games and hit .295 with 52 hits, which included 22 extra-base hits (14 doubles, six home runs and two triples), and also added 37 RBI and 33 runs.
2014 -- Arizona State: Helped the Sun Devils to a 33-24 record ... Played in four games and hit .333 with one hit and one RBI ... Earned Scholar Baller status twice (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014).
High School: A 2013 graduate of Casa Grande Union HS in Casa Grande, Ariz. ... Lettered three times in baseball ... Batted .490 with 28 extra-base hits (17 doubles, six triples and five home runs) as a senior, .380 as a junior and .330 as a sophomore ... As a senior, named a Second Team All-American as well as an All-State and All-Section first team selection ... Also tabbed to the All-Section second team in 2012 and honorable mention in 2011.
Personal: Cooper Scott Esmay was born on Jan. 19, 1995, in Chandler, Ariz. ... The son of Tim and Joell Esmay ... Has one brother, Tucker ... Father, Tim, and brother, Tucker, played baseball at Arizona State ... Father was also head coach at both Utah and Arizona State ... Majoring in communications.