Mountain West Conference Announces 2001-02 Men's Basketball Academic Honorees
COLORADO SPRINGS -- Five BYU student-athletes today were named by the Mountain West Conference to the 2001-02 Academic All-Conference team for men's basketball.
BYU honorees included seniors Eric Nielsen and Matt Montague, sophomore Jon Carlisle, and freshmen Jared Jensen and Jimmy Balderson. Nielsen and Montague were two of seven repeat selections to the team.
BYU and Utah each had a league-high five student-athletes named to the team. UNLV had three honorees and San Diego State placed two members on the list, while Colorado State, New Mexico and Wyoming each had one. A three-year high of 18
student-athletes earned MWC academic honors in 2001-02.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor to the team.
2001-02 Men's Basketball Academic All-Mountain West Conference
Name School Class GPA Major
James Balderson BYU Fr. 3.16 Management
Jon Carlisle BYU So. 3.15 Open-major
Jared Jensen BYU Fr. 3.17 Open-Major
*Matt Montague BYU Sr. 3.05 Public Relations
*Eric Nielsen BYU Sr. 3.19 Civil Engineering
*Brian Greene CSU Jr. 3.26 Business Administration
Jamaal Williams UNM Fr. 3.02 Undeclared
*Karlo Kovacic SDSU Sr. 3.94 International Business
*Chris Walton SDSU So. 3.13 Business
Louis Amundson UNLV Fr. 3.39 Undeclared
Marcus Banks UNLV Jr. 3.11 Sociology
Omari Pearson UNLV So. 3.30 Undeclared
*Lance Allred Utah So. 3.12 Finance
*Trace Caton Utah Jr. 3.73 History
Nick Jacobson Utah So. 3.10 Business
Martin Osimani Utah Fr. 3.14 Undeclared
Eric Osmundson Utah Fr. 3.35 Biology
Uche Nsonwu-Amadi UW Jr. 3.09 Computer Science
(*notes repeat selection).