A total of 56 student-athletes at UNLV received the Scholar-Athlete Award.
Grade point average data shows progress being made, large number of student-athletes honored by the Mountain West for academic achievements.
Cheaney enters his fourth season as a non-scholarship player in the Runnin' Rebel program in 2014-15 ... Has appeared in 20 games ... Used the 2013-14 season as a redshirt year.
JUNIOR - Redshirt (2013-14)
Used the 2013-14 season as a redshirt year ... Named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for 2013-14, which recognizes men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics ... In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically and a varsity player, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher ... Earned Dean's List honors in the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014 ... Finished the year with a 3.62 cumulative GPA, majoring in pre-professional biological sciences (pre-med).
Played in 13 games as a sophomore in 2012-13 for UNLV ... Scored two points on two occasions (vs. UC Irvine on Nov. 28 and vs. CSU Bakersfield on Jan. 5) ... Had a rebound against La Verne on Dec. 13 at Orleans Arena and also vs. Chicago State on Jan. 3 at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Appeared in seven games as a freshman in 2011-12 for UNLV ... Scored two points in two games for a total of four points.
A 2011 graduate of Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ... Earned first team all-league honors as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... As a senior, averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game, and as a junior had averages of 6.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game ... Earned four varsity letters ... Coached by David Smith.
Barry G. Cheaney II was born April 23, 1993, in Harbor City, Calif. ... Majoring in pre-professional biological sciences (pre-med) ... Career ambition is to become a doctor ... The son of Viola and Barry (Sr.) Cheaney ... Has two sisters, Nakia Hudgins, Brittany Cheaney, and a niece, Taylor Crockett ... His Cousin is Calbert Cheaney, who starred at Indiana and played in the NBA.