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UNLV Sets Spring Mark In Academics

Marissa Nichols (left) and Jaci Hull were two of 92 student-athletes that earned Spring 2010 Academic All-MWC honors.

Marissa Nichols (left) and Jaci Hull were two of 92 student-athletes that earned Spring 2010 Academic All-MWC honors.

June 29, 2010

LAS VEGAS - UNLV had a record-setting 92 student-athletes earn Spring 2010 Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors, the league office announced today. The 92 awardees bests the previous mark of 90 that were honored in 2006. In all, UNLV posted its third consecutive year of having at least 134 student-athletes achieve academic recognition with 42 individuals honored in the fall of 2009 (39 in the MWC and three in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation).

Overall, 760 student-athletes from the league's nine institutions 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.

UNLV's baseball and softball tallied the most honorees in their respective sports, while women's golf, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and women's tennis tied for the most top performers, as well. The Rebel baseball, softball and men's tennis programs have held the top spot in each of their sports the past three years.

Women's swimming and diving, women's track and field, and women's golf surpassed previous highs by their individual programs. Women's swimming had an astonishing 21 student-athletes honored, while track and field and women's golf had 12 and five, respectively. Women's tennis tied its program-high with six honorees.

The baseball and softball teams produced impressive numbers once again with the men placing 15 to the women's 11.

Rounding out the Rebel spring sports were men's swimming and diving (seven), men's tennis (six), women's basketball (five), men's golf (three) and men's basketball (one).

 

 

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