UNLV track & field program has six student-athletes earn Mountain West’s Spring Academic Team status and Scholar-Athlete Award .
A total of 56 student-athletes at UNLV received the Scholar-Athlete Award.
Two programs reach double-digits; women's basketball has a program-best eight named to semester squad.
UNLV track & field scored 55 points Saturday to finish fifth overall at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships.
UNLV track & field's Kylee Vandenberg moved up three spots to finish sixth in the heptathlon.
2014 Indoors: Participated in three meets, including the Mountain West Indoor Championships … Participated in the pentathlon … Scored 3,296 points at the MW Indoors … Scored 3,269 points at the Mountain T’s Invitational.
2015 Outdoors: Participated in eight meets, including the Mountain West Outdoor Championships … Participated in the heptathlon … Scored 4,690 points at the MW Outdoors … Ran a season-best time of 26.05 in the 200m at the Randall Cunningham Invitational … Ran a season-best time of 2:18.62 in the 800m at the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge … Ran a time of 16.10 in the 100m hurdles at the Steve Scott Invitational … Ran a time of 1:04.83 in the 400m hurdles at the MW Outdoors.
High School: A 2013 graduate of San Juan Hills HS in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. ... Lettered four years in cross country, three in softball and one in softball ... In track & field, competed in throws and multi events ... Helped the Stallions to two CIF Finals in 2012 and '13 and the CIF Prelims in '11 ... Won the 2011 shot put at the Sea View League meet ... Broke San Juan Hills HS records in shot put, discus, javelin, heptathlon, sprint medley relay and distance medley relay ... Best 800m time was 2:15.86 ... In cross country, helped the squad to two CIF Finals in 2009 and '10 and the CIF Prelims in '11 ... Earned all-league honors in 2013 ... In softball, named to the 2010 all-league team ... Selected as the school's valedictorian.
Personal: Kylee Ann Vandenberg was born on April 18, 1995, in Laguna Beach, Calif. ... The daughter of Steve and Brenda Vandenberg ... Has two brothers, Jon and Dave ... Brother, Dave, played ice hockey at Suffolk University ... Majoring in kinesiology.