UNLV's track & field head coach was a three-time Big 8 champion for the Buffaloes in the 100m hurdles.
Talyah Polee, a 2011 graduate, was a member of the UNLV track & field team.
UNLV track & field alumna helps the Americas team to a second-place finish in Morocco.
UNLV track & field is one of 208 programs named to the USTFCCCA's academic award.
Five of the newcomers will participate with both cross country and the track & field programs.
Laura Affeld and Adrianna Oliva earn academic honors four straight years.