Wyoming Student-Athletes Earn MWC Academic Honors

July 3, 2007

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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As announced recently by the Mountain West Conference office, the University of Wyoming has had 54 student-athletes honored as Scholar-Athletes for the 2006-07 school year and 73 individuals named Academic All-Conference for the spring 2007 semester.

The Cowgirl Swimming and Diving team led the way for UW with 12 Scholar-Athletes named, while the Cowgirl Track and Field team was tops with 19 Academic All-MWC selections for UW.

A total of 552 student-athletes were named MWC Scholar Athletes for 2006-07. Wyoming's 54 individual honorees break down as follows by sport: Women's Swimming and Diving (12), Women's Track and Field (8), Soccer (7), Football (5), Volleyball (5), Women's Golf (4), Men's Golf (3), Men's Swimming and Diving (3), Men's Track and Field (3), Women's Basketball (3) and Tennis (1).

To be eligible for selection as a Scholar-Athlete, 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 for their athletic team.

BYU had a league-high 141 Scholar-Athletes, followed by New Mexico (80), Utah (70) and Air Force (59), Wyoming (54), Colorado State (51), TCU (38), San Diego State (30) and UNLV (29).

A total of 701 student-athletes were named to the Spring 2007 Academic All-MWC team. Wyoming's 73 individual honorees break down as follows by sport: Women's Track and Field (19), Women's Swimming and Diving (17), Men's Swimming and Diving (13), Men's Track and Field (7), Women's Basketball (5), Men's Golf (4), Women's Golf (4) and Women's Tennis (4).

To be eligible for selection as Academic All-Conference, 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.

BYU led the conference with 154 student-athletes named to this team, followed by New Mexico (103), UNLV (84), Utah (83), Wyoming (73), TCU (62), Colorado State (53), Air Force (49) and San Diego State (40).