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Rebel Duo Earns MW Scholar-Athlete Award

Samantha Swan earned her third Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award.

June 20, 2012

LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV cross country program had two student-athletes earn the 2011-12 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award, announced by the league office today. Samantha Swan and Kelsey Williamson were recognized for their achievements not only on the course, but in the classroom.

Swan (3.28, hospitality management) is no stranger to the scholar-athlete award after being honored the previous two years (2009-10 and 2010-11).

Williamson (3.60, marketing) earned her first scholar-athlete award in cross country to go along with her third honor in track & field.

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.



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