Rebels Place 86 On Academic List
June 27, 2011
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - 2011 Spring Academic All-Mountain West
UNLV's athletic department had 86 student-athletes earn Spring 2011 Academic All-Mountain West honors, the league office announced today. In all, the Rebel baseball and softball programs had the most honorees in their respective sports among the nine member institutions, while women's golf, men's tennis and women's tennis tied for the lead. This is the fourth straight year that baseball, softball and men's tennis were first in the MW.
UNLV posted its fourth consecutive year of having at least 128 student-athletes achieve academic recognition with 42 individuals honored in the fall of 2010 (39 in the MW and three in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation).
Overall, 757 student-athletes from the MW were named to the academic team. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term 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 athletic team.
The women's track and field team set a program-best 17 student-athletes to this year's academic squad.
Baseball, softball and women's swimming and diving joined the women's track and field team in having double-digit figures. Baseball had 15, while softball and women's swimming and diving had 11 and 10, respectively.
Men's tennis, women's tennis and men's swimming and diving had seven apiece. Women's golf had five to two each from men's and women's basketball programs.