More Academic Honors For UNLV|
June 30, 2010
LAS VEGAS - For the second straight year UNLV saw over 50 student-athletes receive the Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete Award, as 51 Rebels were honored by the conference on Thursday. That was just two off the all-time athletic department high of 53, set last year.
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 women's track and field team placed the most student-athletes on the list with a program-best eight honorees.
Softball followed with six, while three sports had five selections each, cross country, women's golf, and women's swimming and diving. Both baseball and men's tennis had four selections.
Men's swimming and diving, women's soccer and women's tennis had three apiece, while volleyball had a pair of selections.
Women's basketball, football, and men's golf all had one each to round out the Rebel honorees.