In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
Along with handing out individual awards, a highlight video recapping the year was shown, as was a video honoring USU's senior class, which tied the 1962 senior class for the most wins in school history with 26.
Of its 52 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 18 student-athletes from football honored, along with 11 student-athletes from soccer, eight from both women's cross country and volleyball, and seven from men's cross country.
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HONORS: Academic All-WAC (2012).
2012 (SO): Played in all 13 games... Kicked off 71 times averaging 63.1 yards, including 26 touchbacks... Also punted twice during the season for an average of 29.0 yards with a long of 39 yards with one touchback... Punted one time for 39 yards against Southern Utah (8/30), which is his career-long, and one time for 19 yards at Wisconsin (9/15)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 (RS-FR): Played in four games as Utah State's number two kicker for kickoffs... Kicked off for the Aggies nine times averaging 64.2 yards, including two touchbacks... Booted all six kickoffs for USU against San Jose State for 388 yards, averaging 64.7 yards per kick and one touchback.
2010 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Class 3A all-state honors by both the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune at Juan Diego (Utah) High School, helping the Soaring Eagle to a 13-1 record and the Utah 3A title for the second-straight season... Booted nine field goals and was 57-of-59 on extra points... Longest field goal was 52 yards... Added 11 catches for 236 yards with one touchdown as a wide receiver... Hit game-winning 28-yard field goal with four seconds left to win the 2008 state championship, and made fields goals from 28 and 46 yards to help win 2009 state championship... Also a two-year starter and letterwinner on the Juan Diego soccer team and a two-year letterwinner and one-year starter on the Soaring Eagle's basketball team.
PERSONAL: Born June 15, 1992... Son of Brian and Monica Bentrude... Has one brother and one sister... Brother, Jacob, played football at Utah... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
CAREER HIGHS: Punts: 1, twice; Avg: 39.0, vs. Southern Utah (8/30/12); Long: 39, vs. Southern Utah (8/30/12); I20: 0.