Utah Valley University had 60 student-athletes honored with a spot on the 2016 Academic All-WAC Team for spring in the sports of baseball, softball, men's and women's golf and men's and women's outdoor track and field, as well as 28 additional freshmen and transfers from all sports also earning all-academic recognition. A total of 647 WAC student-athletes were named to the team.
The women's outdoor track and field team boasted the most honorees for UVU on the list with 15, while men's outdoor track and field and baseball were right behind with 14 and 13 respective athletes making the cut. Softball was next with 11, while women's golf put up four of its student-athletes and men's golf had three.
On the freshmen and transfer side, men's indoor track led the way with five, while women's indoor track, men's outdoor track and women's outdoor track each followed with four. Men's basketball, men's soccer, softball and volleyball each added two apiece, while baseball, women's cross-country and women's soccer all had one.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's contests.
As a department, Utah Valley University student-athletes recorded a 3.22 average GPA for the spring semester and currently hold a 3.29 average cumulative GPA. During the spring, 25 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, 117 had a 3.5 GPA or higher and 209 of the 294 finished with a 3.0 GPA or better. Each of UVU's athletic programs have team averages of at least a 3.17 GPA or higher.
James Warnick is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information about Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.