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Locals honored for academics at Nevada

Appeal Staff Report

Dayton’s Matt Bowman, Douglas High’s Brittany Puzey and Galena’s Luxchmi Gill and Janine Bodo were among the University of Nevada athletes who earned all-Western Athletic Conference academic honors during the spring season.

The four athletes rounded out a group of several area athletes who earned all-WAC academic honors during this past year. To be honored athletes must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and participate in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests.

Bowman, coming off an outstanding sophomore year in baseball, carried a 3.30 G.P.A. in accounting. Puzey, a freshman in softball, carried a 3.56 G.P.A., Gill, a freshman in golf, carried a 3.54 G.P.A. and Bodo, a senior in track, carried a 3.32 G.P.A. in art.

Athletes honored earlier in the year were Galena’s Annie Baxter, a senior in soccer, and Douglas High’s Luke Rippee and Andy McIntosh in football. Baxter had a 3.92 G.P.A. in education. Baxter earned second team academic All-District honors three times.

Rippee carried a 3.65 G.P.A. in pre-business administration and McIntosh carried a 3.55 G.P.A.