Cowboys and Cowgirls Tie Mark For Fall Academic Honors
The University of Wyoming tied its record of 60 student-athletes were honored on the 2016 Fall Academic All-Mountain West team Tuesday.
Wyoming tied with New Mexico for the fourth most among Mountain West institutions with 60 honorees. Boise State and Utah State led the way with 67. Nevada was third with 63.
Athletics Director Tom Burman said in a release from the university,
“I want to congratulate all of our student-athletes who were named to the Academic All-Conference team. It takes a great deal of dedication to excel in the classroom while managing the demands of training and competing at the NCAA Division I level. We are also proud of the consistent academic performance we’ve seen by our student-athletes over the past several years. It is a trend that says a lot about the young men and women in our program.”
UW had 19 individuals from football, 17 from soccer, 10 from volleyball and seven apiece from men’s and women’s cross country named Academic All-MW for the fall semester. Cowgirl soccer led all conference schools in the number of honorees, while Cowgirl volleyball tied for first.
Two student-athletes, senior Laurel Ramer and freshman Christopher Henry, achieved a 4.0 cumulative g.p.a. Ramer majors in Pharmacy and Henry in molecular biology.
The total number of those receiving the accolade tied the mark from the 2015 fall semester. There were a total of 34 Cowgirls and 26 Cowboys named to this year’s team.
To earn Academic All-MW honors a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better; be a starter or significant contributor on their squad; and must have completed at least one academic term at their school.
The Academic All-MW team for winter and spring sports is released later in the year.