blankDr. Brian Evans
During 2011-12, Utah State had 185 student-athletes earn academic all-WAC honors to lead the league.
The rate is a four-year average encompassing the 2001-2004 classes.
Beginning his 13th year at Utah State as Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services is Dr. Brian Evans. Evans joined the USU staff in July, 2000 after spending three years as Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services at Texas Tech from 1997-2000. Previously he was the Academic Coordinator at Montana State from 1995-97.
Evans oversees the student-athlete services unit, directing academics and certification of initial and continuing eligibility of Utah State student-athletes. He directs a staff of three full-time assistants and two post-graduate interns, and has administrative oversight of the gymnastics program.
Under Evans' guidance, Utah State has led the Western Athletic Conference in number of academic all-league honorees in each of its seven years in the league, including the 2011-12 academic year as the Aggies landed 186 student-athletes on the academic all-WAC teams. Overall, USU has led its conference in most academic all-league honorees 13 times in the last 14 years as it led the Big West Conference in 2000 and 2002-05. In 2001, the Aggies ranked second in the Big West.
The 1987 Colorado journalism graduate, earned a master's degree in athletic administration from Idaho State in 1988 and a doctorate of higher education administration from Montana State in 2000.