Wyoming Has 78 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-MWC Honors in 2009 Spring Sports

June 23, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Mountain West Conference, on Tuesday, announced its Academic All-Conference teams for the spring sports sponsored by the league.

Those spring sports include baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, as well as men's and women's track and field.

The University of Wyoming had 78 student-athletes honored.

The Cowgirl women's track and field team had 19 individuals earn the honor, followed by men's and women's swimming and diving with 15 each. UW men's track and field had 11 individuals earn the recognition, women's golf had seven, women's basketball and men's golf each had four student-athletes, while tennis had three squad members named to the team.

Of the 78 student-athletes named to the team 16 were freshmen, 25 were sophomores, 20 were juniors and 17 were seniors.

The median cumulative grade point average for Wyoming's 78 honorees was 3.40.

To be eligible for selection, MWC student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at their university, must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.