Eight BYU baseball players have been named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team.

    All-America and Academic All-American pitcher Jesse Craig (3.82, exercise science) heads the list of the eight Cougars selected to the honor. Joining Craig are outfielder Collin Fanning (3.16, psychology), infielder Austin Hall (3.20, open major), first baseman Kasey Ko (3.27, exercise science), pitcher Jordan Muir, (3.06, biology) catcher J.T. Musso (3.55, pre-communications), second baseman Kent Walton (3.08, EC EN Pre Prof Program) and outfielder Stephen Wells (3.25, open major). Craig, Ko and Muir are repeat selections to the Academic All-MWC team.

    Those named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team have completed at least one academic term at their member institution, maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and have been a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.

    In addition to the above named players, catcher Wes Guenther, utility player Jason Johnson, outfielder Leon Johnson, and pitchers David Parry and J.D. Stambaugh were named Scholar Athletes by the BYU Student Athlete Academic Center.

    Eight BYU women’s basketball players were honored by the Mountain West Conference for their academic achievement during the 2006-07 season.

    Cassie King, Rachel Aina, and walk-on Amy Alleto received MWC Scholar-Athlete Awards for achieving a 3.5 grade point average or better and being am ember of the team. King compiled a 3.85 GPA in exercise science, freshman Alleto had a 3.82 GPA with an open major and Aina finished her sophomore year with a 3.79 GPA in psychology.

    Seniors Jennie Keele and Melinda Johnsen led the MWC Academic All-Conference Award recipients. They were joined by teammates King, Brittany Faddis and Jaime Judkins. The five were honored for having a 3.0 or higher GPA, and were starters or significants contributors to the team.

    Keele compiled a 3.45 GPA in communications with Johnsen getting a 3.06 GPA in public health education. King’s GPA was 3.85 in exercise science, while Faddis had a 3.11 GPA in fitness and wellness management, and Judkins’s 3.20 GPA with an open major.

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