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11 Rebel Gridders Earn Spots On Academic All-MW Team

Feb. 22, 2017

LAS VEGAS ( - A total of 11 UNLV football players – two more than the previous season -- earned spots on the Academic All-Mountain West team, the league announced.

Leading the way was four-time honoree Andrew Price, a senior tight end who held a cumulative 3.43 grade point average in kinesiology. Junior offensive lineman Kyle Saxelid earned a spot on the team for the third consecutive season while kicker Nicolai Bornand, offensive lineman Will Kreitler and quarterback Kurt Palandech all made it back-to-back appearances.

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.


Aaron Borg, LB, Sophomore, 3.17, Hospitality Management Nicolai Bornand, P/PK, Senior, 3.07, Public Administration Christian Clapp, WR, Junior, 3.27, Public Administration Julio Garcia, OL, Freshman, 3.06, Hospitality Management Will Kreitler, OL, Senior, 3.09, Management Joe Lang, LS, Sophomore, 3.15, Finance Kurt Palandech, QB, Junior, 3.73, Management Marc Philippi, FB, Senior, 3.60, Management Andrew Price, TE, Senior, 3.43, Kinesiology Kyle Saxelid, OL, Junior, 3.01, Management Darren Woods, WR, Freshman, 3.22, Journalism and Media Studies



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