UW Student-Athletes Net 75 Academic All-Mountain West Awards

June 28, 2011

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The University of Wyoming had 75 student-athletes receive Academic All-Conference honors for the spring, announced Monday by the Mountain West.

The 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 highest number of awards for Wyoming went to the women's track and field team with 17 awards, and the men's team won 10. The women's swimming and diving team had 16 honorees, while the men's swimming and diving team had 14. Rounding out the rest of the awards were five for women's basketball, four for women's tennis, five for women's golf and four for men's golf.

The average GPA of the 75 honorees was 3.459, and in terms of overall selections, Wyoming was tied for sixth with Colorado State.

BYU led the way with 158; New Mexico was second with 102; UNLV had 95 and Utah had 89. TCU was fifth with 79. Trailing Wyoming and Colorado State, each with 75, was Air Force, 60; and San Diego State had 50.

Among UW's honorees with a perfect 4.0 GPA were junior swimmer Caroline Wells, freshman tennis player Veronica Popovici and two women's track team members, Natalie Hurst and Candace Wollert.

The class breakdown of the list is as follows: 22 seniors, 16 juniors, 22 sophomores and 15 freshmen.

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