COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO (July 28, 2020) – The Mountain West Conference announced its 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete Award winners on Tuesday, July 28, and the University of Wyoming had 107 student-athletes named to this year’s team, including Green River native Chance Hofer, and McKinley Bradshaw of Lyman.
Hofer made the list for football, while Bradshaw received her award as part of the women’s basketball team.
The women’s swimming and diving team led Wyoming with 25 total honors, while the football team had the second most with 16.
Men’s track & field and women’s soccer each had 12 honors, and women’s track & field had 10 to round out teams with double-digit honors.
Women’s basketball had nine, volleyball and women’s golf each had six, women’s tennis had five, and men’s golf and men’s basketball each had three.
Overall, 44 freshmen student-athletes were named to the list, followed by 30 sophomores, 19 juniors, and 14 seniors. In total, 21 Wyoming student-athletes on the list earned 4.0 GPAs during the season.
Wyoming is one of five schools to have over 100 student-athletes earn the honor, joining New Mexico (128), Boise State (125), Fresno State (113) and Utah State (106).
The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference. To be eligible for selection, 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 a Mountain West-sponsored sport.
University of Wyoming Student-Athletes to Earn Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Honors
Men’s Basketball (3)
Women’s Basketball (9)
Alba Sanchez Ramos
Men’s Golf (3)
Women’s Golf (6)
Women’s Soccer (12)
Women’s Swimming & Diving (25)
Astrid Iturbe Franzius
Daniela Luna Rocha
Women’s Tennis (5)
Men’s Track & Field (12)
Women’s Track & Field (10)
Julia Kay O’Neill