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Lobos Top MW in Scholar-Athlete Awards
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  06/24/2013

June 24, 2013

2012-13 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Awards Announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Chalk up another Mountain West title for the University of New Mexico as the Lobos landed 132 student-athletes on the League's list of 2012-13 Scholar-Athletes as announced by the Conference on Monday.

The award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the MW. To be eligible, 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 in an NCAA-sponsored sport.

Boise State finished second with 78 student-athletes receiving the accolade while Wyoming was third with 71 honorees.

Eight multi-sport Lobos were recognized, including Gabriel Aragon and Luke Caldwell (men's cross country/track and field); Charlotte Arter, Kirsten Follett, Janna Mitsos, Josephine Moultrie, Shawna Winnegar (women's cross country/track and field); and Lexi Ross (volleyball/women's track and field).

UNM posted league highs in 11 sports: baseball (tied with Fresno State with 6), football (tied with Wyoming with 6), men's golf (3), women's golf (5), men's soccer (7), women's soccer (16), softball (tied with Fresno State with 7), women's swimming and diving (14), men's tennis (5), men's track and field (9) and women's track and field (17).

A league-record 623 student-athletes were honored, including 54 individuals who achieved a 4.00 or higher cumulative grade point average over two or more terms, and 63 student-athletes who were recognized in multiple sports. The 623 award recipients surpasses the previous Conference high of 581 in 2010-11.

Number of Lobo Scholar-Athletes broken down by sport

Baseball - 6 (tied with Fresno State for league high)
Men's Basketball - 1
Women's Basketball - 3
Women's Cross Country/Track and Field - 5
Football - 6 (tied with Wyoming for league high)
Men's Golf - 3 (league high)
Women's Golf - 5 (league high)
Men's Skiing - 9 (only MW men's ski)
Women's Skiing - 5 (only MW women's ski)
Men's Soccer - 7 (league high)
Women's Soccer - 16 (league high)
Softball - 7 (tied with Fresno State for league high)
Women's Swimming and Diving - 14 (league high)
Men's Tennis - 5 (league high)
Women's Tennis - 6
Men's Track and Field - 9 (league high)
Women's Track and Field - 17 (league high)
Women's Track and Field/Volleyball - 1
Volleyball - 4

Number of Student-Athletes for Each Institution

Air Force - 57
Boise State - 78
Colorado State - 64
Fresno State - 70
Hawai'i (football only) - 4
Nevada - 51
San Diego State - 49
UNLV - 47
Wyoming - 71

Saturday, October 25
11:00 AM - 
Women's Swimming & Diving
vs. Northern Arizona
2:00 PM - 
Volleyball
vs. San Jose State
7:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. Old Dominion
Sunday, October 26
1:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Wyoming
Monday, October 27
All Day - 
Men's Golf
at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate/University of Baylor
Tuesday, October 28
All Day - 
Men's Golf
at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate/University of Baylor
Wednesday, October 29
6:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
at UAB
Thursday, October 30
7:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at Boise State
Friday, October 31
All Day - 
Cross Country
at Mountain West Cross Country Championships
8:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at San Diego State
Saturday, November 01
3:30 PM - 
Football
at UNLV
7:00 PM - 
Men's Soccer
vs. Marshall
7:00 PM - 
Volleyball
at Utah State
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Western New Mexico (Exhibition)
Tuesday, November 04
TBA - 
Women's Soccer
vs. TBA First Round
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