Rebels Place Seven On Academic All-MWC Team
June 19, 2008
LAS VEGAS - UNLV women's track and field had seven student-athletes on the 2008 Spring Academic All-MWC team, including three-time selection Olivia Raya, the league announced today.
Raya was not the only track and field student-athlete who as earned the honor multiple times, as Laura Lundin earned the award for a second consecutive year. Ashley Barlow, LaShante Ellison, Kristen Johnson, Bailey Kuestermeyer and Ashley Silva were all first-time recipients of the award.
To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-MWC team, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the school while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their team.
UNLV ACADEMIC ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE
Student-Athlete Academic Year GPA Major Ashley Barlow Freshman 3.45 Secondary Education LaShante Ellison* Freshman 3.68 Psychology Kristen Johnson Freshman 3.40 Kinesiological Sciences Bailey Kuestermeyer Junior 3.21 Hospitality Management Laura Lundin Senior 3.34 Film Olivia Raya Junior 3.26 University Studies Ashley Silva Freshman 3.36 Criminal Justice*Denotes MWC Scholar-Athlete Award winner.
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.