Four Cougars named to WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – With the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year, the West Coast Conference is happy to announce the 14th annual WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes that have balanced athletic success with academic excellence.
Four members for the BYU men’s basketball team were recognized as Skyler Halford, Tyler Haws, Isaac Neilson and Luke Worthington earned Bronze Honors (3.00-3.49). It was the third-straight year Haws made the honor roll and the second-straight year for Halford and Worthington.
Haws earned first-team All-WCC and led the league in scoring for the third-straight season. He was also third in the NCAA in points per game and was named AP All-America honorable mention. Halford averaged 8.8 points per game while leading the WCC in 3-point field-goal percentage at 48.1 percent.
Worthington played in 33 games and started 21. He is currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile. Neilson played in 34 games and averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds.
For the fourth consecutive year, over 1,000 WCC student-athletes garnered honors on the Commissioner's Honor Roll for possessing at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
More than 1,350 student-athletes qualified for recognition, establishing a conference record for the second consecutive season. The 2013-14 season was the first year more than 1,200 student-athletes met the selection criteria.
Only grades earned at WCC institutions may be used in calculating the grade point average for this award. To be considered for this honor, student-athletes must meet the following requirements:
- Individuals must have earned a varsity letter in a sport which the conference determined a champion in the recently completed academic year.
- The cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 must be based on a 4.0 scale.
- The individuals must have successfully completed an average of at least 12 graded credit hours (non pass-fail hours) per term.
The conference recognizes those on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll in three separate categories:
4.00-3.75 - Gold Honors
3.74-3.50 - Silver Honors
3.49-3.00 - Bronze Honors