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Rebels Have 77 Recognized By MW For Academics

UNLV track & field's Kelsey Williamson was named to her fourth Spring Academic All-Mountain West Team on Thursday.

June 20, 2013

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV had a total of 77 student-athletes earn Spring 2013 Academic All-Mountain West Team recognition, the league office announced on Thursday. The men's basketball program tied for the league lead with four honorees, while women's swimming & diving (20), women's track & field (13) and baseball (11) had double-digit representatives.

In fact, if you include the five student-athletes that graced the 2013 MPSF Men's Swimming & Diving All-Academic Team, UNLV had a total of 82 individuals that were acknowledged for their efforts in the classroom this spring. The 2013 total marked the ninth straight year that at least 81 Rebels were recognized.

Besides the four programs previously mentioned, UNLV had nine members of the softball team make the Spring Academic All-MW Team, while women's basketball, men's golf, women's golf, men's tennis and women's tennis contributed four apiece.

For the 2012-13 academic year, UNLV had 129 student-athletics - 121 Mountain West and eight MPSF - earn either Fall or Spring honors. That number extends the athletic department's run to eight consecutive years with at least 124.

Overall, 729 student-athletes from the MW were named to the academic team. Spring sports include baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, women's swimming & diving, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's track & field.

To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic team at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletics team.



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