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BYU volleyball: six Cougars named MPSF Scholar-Athletes

Published: Tuesday, May 27 2014 9:17 p.m. MDT

BYU's Taylor Sander and Devin Young celebrate a point against UC Santa Barbara during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament in Provo  Thursday, April 24, 2014.  (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) BYU's Taylor Sander and Devin Young celebrate a point against UC Santa Barbara during the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament in Provo Thursday, April 24, 2014. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

Six Cougars were named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday.

Senior Devin Young; juniors Phil Fuchs, Josue Rivera and Jaylen Reyes; and sophomores Michael Hatch and Robbie Sutton received the honors based on their grade point averages and athletic contributions during the 2014 season.

Fifty-two volleyball players were named MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes. BYU’s six honorees was third most in the league, behind Stanford with nine and UC San Diego with eight.

To receive the award, athletes must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, be at least a sophomore academically, complete one full academic year prior to the season and compete in at least 50 percent of his team’s competitions.

BYU's 2014 MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athletes

Stanford's Steven Irvin tries to hit a ball past BYU blockers (left to right) Robbie Sutton, Devin Young and Taylor Sander.

Stanford defeated BYU 3-2 in the Semi-Finals of the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championships hosted by Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

May 1, 2014

Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU



 (Jaren Wilkey/BYU, Jaren Wilkey/BYU) Stanford's Steven Irvin tries to hit a ball past BYU blockers (left to right) Robbie Sutton, Devin Young and Taylor Sander. Stanford defeated BYU 3-2 in the Semi-Finals of the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championships hosted by Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. May 1, 2014 Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU (Jaren Wilkey/BYU, Jaren Wilkey/BYU)

Name. GPA. Major. Class. Position. Hometown

Phil Fuchs — 3.81; management strategy; junior; outside hitter; Lindon, Utah

Michael Hatch — 3.70; business; sophomore; middle blocker; Agoura Hills, California

Jaylen Reyes — 3.06; exercise science; junior; libero; Honolulu, Hawai'i

Josue Rivera — 3.07; electrical engineering; junior; outside hitter; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Robbie Sutton — 3.35; mechanical engineering; sophomore; setter; San Diego, California

Devin Young — 3.64; marketing management; senior; middle blocker; McMurray, Pennsylvania

Rachel Hawks is the men's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.

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