Volleyball Academic All-MWC Honors

Feb. 6, 2003

The Mountain West Conference announced the 2002 Academic-All-Conference team for volleyball today. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor to the team.

A MWC record 42 volleyball student-athletes earned MWC academic honors last fall, including 22 repeat selections from the 2001 squad. A league-high 10 UNLV volleyball student-athletes qualified for conference academic honors, followed by Utah with eight. BYU had seven honorees, followed by San Diego State and Wyoming with five each, New Mexico with four and Air Force with three.

Following are the UNLV Academic All-Mountain West Conference selections grouped alphabetically (* indicates a repeat selection).

Name                  Class      GPA    Major
* Patricia Assuncao   Junior     3.60   International Business
* Shannon Chase       Senior     3.56   Marketing
Sarah Fachner         Freshman   3.12   Hotel Administration
* Nina Franchini      Sophomore  3.35   Communications
Adriana Franco        Freshman   3.66   Communications
Tarin Keith           Junior     3.06   Marketing
Christina Kirschner   Sophomore  3.01   Elementary Education
* Amy Lewis           Sophomore  3.65   Secondary Education
Tera Mayes            Senior     3.20   Fitness Management
* Leiana Oswald       Junior     3.87   Nutrition



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