Las Vegans Tyler Gaston, Tim Hasson lead way with fourth career spot on Academic All-MW Team.
Football leads way with 18 players on the Fall 2013 Academic All-Mountain West Team.
10 total honorees is highest for UNLV since 2003.
Head coach Bobby Hauck and four players attended a media conference Monday morning on campus.
The Rebels' offensive line returns experienced core for 2013 season.
UNLV: An already highly decorated junior honors candidate who looks to return to full strength after missing much of last season and sitting out spring practice after late-season surgery ... Expected to again man the left tackle position this fall ... Now one of three on the roster, he was the first Canadian to join the Rebel football program since British Columbia native Andre Dubiellak lettered as a receiver in 2000-01 ... Converted to O-line in college after playing defensive line and quarterback in high school ... Already a two-time Academic All-Mountain West honoree ... Last name is pronounced "BOY-ko."
2012: Played and started in just four games (Minn., NAU, LTU and UNR) during the season while battling injury ... Missed most of the action after earning Preseason First Team All-Mountain West from Lindy's, second team from Athlon and third team from Phil Steele's ... Lindy's named him "Best Pass Blocker" in the conference heading into the season.
2011: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by starting every game at left tackle, including making his collegiate debut at No. 10 Wisconsin in the season opener ... Named Second Team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele's as well as Honorable Mention Freshman All-America from College Football News and Honorable Mention All-MW from the conference.
2010: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of St. Joseph HS ... Was a three-year letterwinner under coach Darin Wist ... Lettered his sophomore and junior seasons at defensive end before ending his prep career as the Guardians starting quarterback in 2009 ... Also lettered three times in basketball.
PERSONAL: Brett William Harry Boyko was born Aug. 4, 1992, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ... The son of Pat and Rob Boyko ... Has an older brother, Ryan, and a younger brother, Nic ... Majoring in psychology.