Five Rebels Earn MWC Scholar-Athlete Award

June 30, 2010

LAS VEGAS - UNLV cross country had five student-athletes earn the MWC Scholar-Athlete award for 2009-10, the league announced this week.

The five to earn the award were Bailey Kuestermeyer, Lauren Petersen, Samantha Swan, Amber Throop and Amaris Williams.

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.


Student-Athlete (Academic Year, GPA, Major)
Bailey Kuestermeyer (Senior, 3.72, Physical Education Master's Program)
Lauren Petersen (Freshman, 3.50, Elementary Education)
Samantha Swan (Freshman, 3.95, Hospitality Management)
Amber Throop (Sophomore, 3.79, Psychology)
Amaris Williams (Freshman, 3.97, Nutrition/Kinesiology)



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