Seventeen Rebels Recognized For Academics
June 20, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - For the second consecutive year, the UNLV track & field program had 17 student-athletes named to the 2012 Spring Academic All-Mountain West Team, which ties a program high. Two of those 17, Kelsey Williamson and Christine Lowe, were not only named to the academic all-conference team, but also earned the conference's scholar-athlete award.
Williamson (3.60, marketing) has been tabbed to both honors three times apiece. Lowe (3.71, hospitality management), on the other hand, has been named to the academic all-conference team three times and the scholar-athlete award twice.
In all, the program had 13 individuals selected to the academic all-conference team for at least the second time. Deja Edwards (3.18, kinesiological studies) and Lindsay Roach (3.44, kinesiological studies) have been four-year representatives, while Emily Blok (3.45, kinesiological studies), Ria Daniels (3.03, international business) and Brett Zorich (3.06, kinesiological studies) joine Williamson and Lowe as three-time honorees.
Two-time team members are: Laura Affeld (3.40, public health), Alison Bartosch (3.03, public health), Adrianna Oliva (3.26, hospitality management), Lauren Petersen (3.20, elementary education) and Stephanie Schafer (3.16, public health).
The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors 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.
To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-MW Team, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic team 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 team.