From Wyoming athletics
SHERIDAN — Aaron Tyser is the first University of Wyoming Basketball player ever to win the Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete Award.
The former Sheridan College General Tyser, an elementary education major at UW, was part of the largest ever class of MWC Scholar-Athletes, 623, in 2012-13. Also among the class was 2008 Sheridan High School graduate Taylor Gardner (track and field, physiology major), who was one of 11 UW athletes and four in her sport who held a 4.0 grade point average.
Wyoming had 71 honorees this year, tied with Fresno State for third-most in the conference.
Football player Luke Ruff and women’s basketball player Chaundra Sewell were honored as the school’s Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Scholar-Athletes must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better while participating in at least one varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.