Jan. 30, 2014
RENO, Nev. – A total of 34 Nevada student-athletes were named Thursday as Academic All-Mountain West honorees for the 2013 fall season, the conference announced.
In order to qualify for academic all-Conference honors, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic semester/quarter at the member institution, have a cumulative grade-point-average, at the member institution, of 3.0 or better, and competed in 50 percent of the team’s varsity contests.
The Wolf Pack volleyball and cross country teams led the way as each placed nine student-athletes on the team while women’s soccer and football each saw eight student-athletes honored.
The Nevada contingent was part of a league-record 534 student-athletes who were named to the team for the fall season.
From Ruth Lawanson’s volleyball team, the members were: Lyndsey Anderson; Grace Anxo; Dana Holt; Kara Kasser; Sommer King; Kinsey Minter; Madison Morell; Madison Thorpe; and Sam Willoughby.
Cross country coach Kirk Elias saw nine runners on the team: Wynne Allen; Caitlin Devitt-Payne; Samantha Diaz; Cheyenne Hunter; Demerey Kirsch; Emily Myers; Laura Palacios; Julie Pedersen; and Dagny Signorelli.
Brian Polian’s football program was represented by Alex Bertrando, Joel Bitonio, Jordan Dobrich, Cody Fajardo, Jordan Hanson, Nate Lytle, Connor Talbott and Brent Zuzo
Dr. Melissa Price’s soccer team had representatives on the team: Katherine Davison; Alyissa deRonde; Chrisalyn Fonte; Chelsea Fricke; Daisha Jones-Oglesby; Madison Lorenzen; Kellyn Morning; and Kelsey Quintos.
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After sweeping all three diving competitions, Sharae Zheng helped lead the Pack to a third place finish at the 2017 Mountain West Championships. Not only did she become just the third diver in MW history to win all three events, Zheng finished the weekend setting two MW records. As a program, the Pack has now won 14 of the 15 diving events at the championships, since Nevada joined the MW five years ago.
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