Special Honors For 55 Pack Freshman/Transfer Student-Athletes

By: www.nevadawolfpack.com Email
By: www.nevadawolfpack.com Email

DENVER, Colo. — The University of Nevada had 55 student-athletes named to the 2009 Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Team for spring sports and freshmen/transfers, the conference announced Wednesday.

To be eligible, a student-athlete have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests. Student-athletes for the spring sports team must have completed at least one year at their institution, while the freshmen/transfers team honors student-athletes in their first year at the school.

The 55 spring sport and freshmen/transfer honorees wrap up a successful academic year for the University of Nevada. A total of 98 Wolf Pack student-athletes earned WAC All-Academic honors for the 2008-09 season, while 73 student-athletes earned their degrees during the 2008-09 academic year.

Nevada’s Graduation Success Rate is at 70 percent, the highest mark in school history, while the university also saw all 17 of its teams turn in Academic Progress Rate scores at or above the 925 standard and received no penalties for the fifth consecutive year.

A list of Nevada’s spring sport and freshman/transfer all-academic honorees follows:

WAC ALL-ACADEMIC SPRING SPORTS

Baseball

Matt Bowman

Aaron Henry

Nick Leid

Sammy Miller

Kevin Rodland

Travis Simas

Waylen Sing Chow

Men’s Golf

Jared Becher

Taylor Coffman

Scott Smith

Women’s Golf

Melanie De Leon

Softball

Michelle Beach

Amanda Nims

Brittany Puzey

Men’s Tennis

Alex Daruty

Benjamin David

Laurent Garcin

Gabe Kanzelmeyer

Kristian Kuharszky

Augustin Myard

Women’s Tennis

Caroline Bailly

Florence DeVrye

Aodhnait Lombard

Maria Mizyuk

Lais Ogata

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

Alexa Anderson

Cortney Beasley

Jennifer Boswell

Alicia Echevarria

Marissa Hammond

Andrea Keirstead

Constance McAlman

Regal Minyard

Mandy Russ

Analisa Serrano

Polly Smith

Tiffany Tandy

WAC ALL-ACADEMIC FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS

Baseball

Jacob Anderson

Jayson McClaren

Nick Melino

Men’s Basketball

Luke Babbitt

Women’s Cross Country

Jordan Burke

Christy Works

Women’s Golf

Alex Borcherts

Jamie Yam

Women’s Soccer

Nikki McEachern

Ellie Stott

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Melissa Chandless

Melyssa Charlton

Chelsey Larsen

Men’s Tennis

Wessim Derbel

Women’s Tennis

Caroline Stevens

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Christy Works

Volleyball

Erin Garvey

Tatiana Santiago


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