Mountain West Conference Announces Men's Basketball Academic Honorees

June 28, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Mountain West Conference has announced its Academic All-Mountain WestConference honors for the sport of men's basketball. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athletemust have completed one academic term at the member institution, maintained a cumulative gradepoint average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor.

Sixteen student athletes qualify for the academic all-conference team in the sport of men's basketball. BYU andUtah tied for the most honorees with four each, Wyoming followed with three selections, Colorado State andNew Mexico garnered two each and UNLV had one honoree.

In addition, there are eight football honorees who were not included when the fall honors were announced.Seven of those student-athletes are from the University of New Mexico and the other is from BYU.Following is the list of Academic All-Mountain West Conference selections for men's basketball, groupedalphabetically by school. (Name, Institution, Year, GPA, Major)

Men's Basketball:

BYUTodd Christensen, Junior, 3.21, UndeclaredNathan Cooper, Junior, 3.07, PortugueseMatthew Montague, Sophomore, 3.03, ManagementEric Nielsen, Sophomore, 3.46, Civil Engineering

Colorado State UniversityDavid Fisher, Senior, 3.47, Fishery BiologyBrian Greene, Freshman, 3.52, Business

University of New MexicoKevin Henry, Junior, 3.10, Communications & JournalismBrian Smith, Senior, 3.46, History

UNLVChristian T. Popoola, Junior, 3.15, Criminal Justice

University of UtahJeremy Killion, Senior, 3.02, Orgnatnl. CommunicationHanno M?tt?l?, Senior, 3.45, EconomicsMichael Puzey, Freshman, 3.60, Pre-Physical TherapyAdam Sharp, Sophomore, 3.57, Finance/Pre-Medicine

University of WyomingMarcus Bailey, Freshman, 3.18, Health Science UndeclaredJustin French, Senior, 3.07, Elementary EducationLeDarion Jones, Senior, 3.45, Industrial Tech Education

Following is the list of Academic All-Mountain West Conferenceselections for football, grouped alphabeticallyby school. (Name, Institution, Year, GPA, Major)

Football:

BYUAndrew Fales, Junior, 3.81, Accounting

University of New MexicoEric Jaworsky, Senior, 3.16, General ManagementDavid McKinney, Senior, 3.06, General ManagementCort Moffitt, Freshman, 3.40, ArchitectureJon Samuelson, Senior, 3.59, EconomicsBrian Shoi, Sophomore, 3.10, EnglishLaMarcus Spillers, Junior, 3.25, PsychologyAmos Wilson, Junior, 3.08, Criminology