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UNLV Sets Record For Scholar-Athlete Award

June 24, 2009

LAS VEGAS - UNLV set an athletic department record by having 53 student-athletes tabbed to the 2008-09 Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete Award, the league office announced today. This new figure surpasses the previous high of 46, which had held the record since the 2004-05 campaign.

The MWC Scholar-Athlete Award is the highest academic honor bestowed by the Conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.

UNLV's softball team placed the most student-athletes on the list with a program-best eight honorees.

The women's golf and women's track and field teams both had five selections, which rank as the best output by both sports.

Men's swimming and diving, men's tennis and volleyball had four apiece.

Baseball, women's basketball, football, women's soccer and women's swimming and diving each had three selections, while women's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer and women's tennis had a pair.



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