18 Rebels Honored For Academics
Jan. 31, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - A total of 18 UNLV football players -- the second most in program history -- earned spots on the 2013 Academic All-Mountain West team, the league announced Thursday.
The Rebels, who hit double figures on this list for the seventh consecutive season, ranked second in the conference this year for most football players behind only Boise State.
Making their second appearance on the annual list were senior defensive lineman Trent Allmang-Wilder (Palm Springs, Calif.), sophomore tight end Taylor Barnhill (Rhome, Texas), sophomore offensive lineman Brett Boyko (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), graduate student defensive back Kenny Brown (Palmdale, Calif.), sophomore linebacker Perry Cooper (The Woodlands, Texas), senior tight end Aaron Reed (Las Vegas) and sophomore offensive lineman Robert Waterman (Castaic, Calif.).
First-time honorees were: freshman tight end Tyler Bergsten (Phoenix, Ariz.,), junior linebacker Max Elhert (Helsinki, Finland), junior tight end Max Johnson (Wildomar, Calif.), junior receiver Maika Mataele (Kaneohe, Hawaii), freshman Andrew Oberg (Islip, N.Y.), sophomore offensive lineman Brian Roth (Lake Forest, Calif.), freshman quarterback Nick Sherry (Petaluma, Calif.), sophomore defensive lineman Jordan Sparkman (San Diego, Calif.) and freshman receiver Anthony Williams (Brentwood, Calif.).
To be eligible for selection student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the school while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their team.
UNLV MEMBERS OF 2013 ACADEMIC ALL-MW FOOTBALL TEAM Player, Pos. Year Major Trent Allmang-Wilder*, DL Senior Sociology Taylor Barnhill*, TE Soph. Hospitality Management Tyler Bergsten, TE Freshman Hospitality Management Brett Boyko*, OL Soph. Psychology Kenneth Brown*, DB Senior Master's in Public Administration Perry Cooper*, LB Soph. Hospitality Management Max Ehlert, LB Junior Hospitality Management Tyler Gaston*, DL Junior Criminal Justice Tim Hasson*, LB Junior Interdisciplinary Studies Max Johnson, TE Junior Human Services Maika Mataele, WR Junior Criminal Justice Andrew Oberg, OL Freshman Political Science Aaron Reed*, TE Senior Real Estate Brian Roth, OL Soph. Criminal Justice Nick Sherry, QB Freshman Political Science Jordan Sparkman, DL Soph. Human Services Robert Waterman*, OL Soph. Criminal Justice Anthony Williams, WR Freshman Kinesiological Sciences