Rebels Boast Record Number Of Academic Honorees
Feb. 7, 2008
LAS VEGAS - A program-record 16 UNLV football players were named to the 2007 Academic All-Mountain West Conference team, the league announced Thursday.
The impressive total bests the previouis record of 14 that qualified last season.
Senior offensive lineman Mike McKiski closed his Rebel career as a rare four-time academic honoree. The graduate of Coronado High School in Henderson boasted a 3.62 GPA in communications.
Making their first appearance on the annual list this season were QB Omar Clayton (Normal, IL), OL John Gianninoto (Tucson, AZ), DB Shane Horton (Chatsworth, CA), WR Tate Knutson (Anchorage, AK), OL Evan Marchal (Petaluma, CA), OL Siosifa Moala (Inglewood, CA), OL Matt Murphy (Lake Forest, CA) and OL Richie Plunkett (Henderson, NV).
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 2007 ACADEMIC ALL-MWC FOOTBALL TEAM