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.
Football Game Notes - 10/22/12
HONORS: Academic All-WAC (2012).
UTAH STATE: Has great ball skills, runs extremely well and has long arms... Has made outstanding progress switching from wide receiver in high school to linebacker in college.
2013 (SO): Played in just five games during the season due to injury and had one tackle against Weber State (9/14).
2012 (RS-FR): Played in 11 games... Finished the season with six tackles (2-solo, 4-assist)... Recorded his first career sack against New Mexico State (10/20)... Had a season-high two tackles against NMSU... Also had tackles against UNLV (9/30), UTSA (10/27), Louisiana Tech (11/17) and Idaho (11/24)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team 5A-I Fiesta all-region and earned honorable mention 5A all-state honors at Chandler (Ariz.) High School... Was the top receiving threat for the Wolves, helping them post a 7-4 record, catching 46 passes for 867 yards and six touchdowns during senior season... Named by The Arizona Republic as the third-best wide receiver in the state prior to the 2010 season after catching 24 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns as a junior, helping Chandler HS to the state semi-finals... Also was Arizona state 5A high jump champion, clearing 6'8"... Ranked among the top 50 high jumpers in the nation... Finished third in the state in high jump as a junior... A member of the Chandler HS National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of Eugene and Anthonia Okonkwo... Has three sisters and one brother... Graduated from USU in the spring of 2014 with a degree in finance... Last name is pronounced Oh-konk-wo.