Joe Pond earned the MWC Scholar-Athlete award for the 2008-09 academic year.
June 24, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Freshman pitcher Joe Pond and four other members of the University of Utah baseball team were named to the Mountain West Conference Spring Academic All-Conference Team.
Pond also earned MWC Scholar-Athlete honors. To be considered for the scholar-athlete award, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport. Michael Beltran, C.J. Cron, Zach Jones, Corey Shimada and Andrew Wilding joined Pond on the academic all-conference team for the spring semester.
In all, Utah had 88 student-athletes recognized on the Spring Academic All-MWC team. The spring team included baseball, softball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's golf, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving and women's track and field.
To be eligible for the academic all-conference team, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.