LOGAN, Utah – Senior Devin Wright was named to the All-MW SAAC team along with the announcement of the Mountain West 2016-17 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Community Service Award winner.
In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, one student-athlete from each institution who went above and beyond helping to promote and participate in community service activities was recognized for their efforts.
Wright was chosen to represent Utah State, as he has continued to prove himself in the classroom, collecting numerous academic accolades, which include academic all-Mountain West, MW scholar-athlete, CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII and third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Wright also received the A-Pin award for the college of science, where recipients are required to maintain a 4.0 GPA for two consecutive semesters, while taking at least 15 graded credit hours.
Wright has also excelled within the realm of competition, winning the Mountain West men’s javelin title during the 2016 outdoor season.
Overall, Wright has served his school and community in many capacities. The native of Monticello, Utah, currently serves as Utah State’s SAAC president, as well as the SAAC Mountain West representative for the Aggies.
For the 12th consecutive academic year, the MW SAAC teams challenged each other in a league-wide competition for the Community Service Award. This year’s contest had the league’s institutions counting their total hours of assistance while participating in various service activities around their respective communities.
From March 2016 to February 2017, the 11 MW institutions tallied 46,935 hours of community service. UNLV registered 13,058 hours of service to win its first MW SAAC Community Service Award. The University of Nevada finished second with 7,957 service hours and Air Force was third with 5,719 hours.
The award was presented to representatives from UNLV during its men’s first-round game of the 2017 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The following student-athletes comprise the 2016-17 All-MW SAAC Community Service Team:
David Walker, Wrestling – U.S. Air Force Academy
Cassidy Edwards, Softball – Boise State University
Madison Porter, Women’s Tennis – Colorado State University
Brooke Legaux, Women’s Volleyball – Fresno State
Marisa Doran, Women’s Volleyball – University of New Mexico
Ellison Grove, Women’s Track & Field – San Diego State University
Sara Northam, Women’s Soccer – San José State University
Emily Casale, Women’s Soccer – UNLV
Devin Wright, Men’s Track & Field – Utah State University
Samantha Zavala, Women’s Swimming & Diving – University of Wyoming
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