Cougars Named Academic All-MWC

COLORADO SPRINGS -- BYU men's basketball players Jared Jensen, Garner Meads, Terry Nashif and Mike Rose earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors, the MWC announced Wednesday.

To be eligible for the honor student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the MWC member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team. BYU placed a conference-high 146 student-athletes on the Spring All-Academic Team, which included a total of 622 student-athletes from the league's eight member schools.

Jensen, a 6-foot-9 junior forward/center, maintains a 3.26 GPA as a facilities management major. He averaged 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 27 games in 2003-04, including eight starts. He played 12.1 minutes per game.

Meads started 18 games as a redshirt freshman in 2003-04, averaging 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 16 minutes per game. The 6-foot-8 forward achieved a 3.73 GPA as a pre management major.

Nashif has a 3.42 GPA in physical education. A 5-foot-10 point guard, Nashif played in 23 games, including one start, while averaging 1.0 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists as a junior in 2003-04. He played 7.4 minutes per game.

Rose, who set a BYU record by converting eight three-point shots in his first college game, earned a 3.34 GPA with an open major. The 6-foot-2 freshman averaged 3.9 points and 0.7 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game in his first season in Provo.