Men's Basketball Academic All-Conference

Martineau Named Mountain West Scholar-Athlete

Nick Martineau was named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 28, 2011) – Sophomore Nick Martineau was named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award winner on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-0 guard from Fruit Heights, Utah, garnered his second MW Scholar-Athlete honor of his career. Martineau is a finance major and has a 3.71 GPA.

Coming out of Davis High School, Martineau has been a valuable player, serving mostly as a backup point guard for the Cougars. During the 2010-11 season, he averaged 4.8 minutes per game but played a career-high 18 minutes against Fresno Pacific and picked up two steals against Chicago State.

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 an NCAA-sponsored sport.

A total of 581 student-athletes were honored, including 43 individuals who have achieved a 4.00 or higher cumulative grade point average over two or more terms, and 65 student-athletes who were recognized in multiple sports. This year’s mark shattered the previous league record of 549 honorees, set in 2008-09.