(Laramie, Wyoming) The Mountain West Conference announced its 2016 Fall Academic All-Mountain West team on Tuesday, and for the second consecutive year University of Wyoming Athletics had 60 student-athletes earn the honor. The 60 UW student-athletes to earn Academic All-MW recognition ties for the most Cowboys and Cowgirls to earn Academic All-MW in a fall semester. Wyoming also had 60 individuals earn the honor for the 2015 fall semester.
Since UW began competition as a founding member of the Mountain West in 1999. Wyoming’s previous high was 50 student-athletes named to the team in the Fall of 2014 and the Fall of 2013.
Wyoming’s 60 members on this year’s team tied UW for fourth highest among all Mountain West institutions. Boise State and Utah State each placed 67 individuals on the team, followed by Nevada with 63. Wyoming and New Mexico each had 60. There were a record 614 student-athletes across the Mountain West to earn 2016 fall semester Academic All-Mountain West honors.
UW’s honorees included 19 individuals from football, 17 from soccer, 10 from volleyball, seven for men’s cross country and seven for women’s cross country.
To earn Academic All-Mountain West honors a student-athlete must have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better, be a starter or significant contributor on their team and must have completed at least one academic term at their member institution.