Carney Earns Academic Honors
Nov. 2, 2006
LAS VEGAS - UNLV's Katie Carney was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VII Women's Soccer Second Team, the organization of sport information directors announced on Thursday. Carney is the first Rebel to earn soccer academic district honors in five years.
Carney, a junior forward and native of Lake Forest, Calif., is currently leading the Rebels in scoring this year with 11 points off four goals and three assists, and scored the game-winning goal in UNLV's 1-0 victory over Wyoming in the MWC First Round on Wednesday. She has led UNLV in scoring the past two seasons, and was named the 2005 MWC Tournament MVP after scoring two game-winners in the tournament, including in the championship game in a 1-0 win over New Mexico. Carney currently ranks fourth all-time at UNLV in both career points with 43, and career goals with 16.
Carney has been an Academic All-MWC honoree both of her first two years at UNLV, and has made the dean's list every semester as well. She has also been the team's representative on UNLV's Student Athletic Advisory Committee the past two years. Carney carries a cumulative GPA of 3.64 with a major in broadcasting.
Bonney, a sophomore and native of Cape Town, South Africa, claimed runner-up honors in the 200 IM at the 2006 MWC Championships, and also placed fourth in the 200 breast, fifth in the 100 breast, and swam breaststroke on the third-place 200 and 400 medley relays. Bonney was the 2005 MWC 200 breast champion in her first year on the Rebels. She was also recently named UNLV's Most Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete earlier this month as she holds the highest cumulative GPA at the school.
Student-athletes must be in at least their second season, hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 and be a starter or important reserve to be eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-District teams. District VIII is made up of schools in California, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.