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The longtime student advisor is the 2024 Senior Administrative Faculty of the Year.

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Athletics |

Legendary men’s golf coach Dwaine Knight and former NFL standout Talance Sawyer are among those enshrined as part of class of 2024.

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She’s got spirit, yes she does! UNLV Cheer connected Jennevee Morales with the campus and our surrounding community.

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Steered by President Keith E. Whitfield and UNLV Alumni Association, the first-ever event drew the support of around 100 participants.

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After 28 years at UNLV, the retiring professor and faculty athletics representative will stay connected through Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

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The new communications director for women's basketball and softball comes full circle after after working with the NFL's LA Rams.

Athletics In The News

Las Vegas Sun

The phone would ring Monday mornings at the office of UNLV golf. Dwaine Knight would answer and give this student journalist all the time he needed for a story. No other coach on campus was as accommodating to a writer from the campus newspaper. Then again, few people are like Knight.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Hunkie Cooper always remembers what his mom told him long ago: That the things you do for yourself die and go to the grave with you, but the things you do for others create a legacy that you can’t outlive. Everything he has done is to promote the latter.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

An endowment of $1.05 million will fund career development for women in sports, according to a Wednesday news release from the UNLV Athletics Department. The Diana Bennett Career Development Program for Women’s Sports will provide internship programming, resume building, career professional development and a variety of networking and job experience initiatives. The program is part of the “Rebel Up” Campaign, the Athletics Department said.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

The UNLV Athletics program received a $1.05 million donation for its “Rebel Up” campaign. The donation is thanks to Diana Bennett. UNLV Athletics says Bennett served as the chair of the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees from 2020-2022 and has been a board member since 2008. The donation will establish the creation of the Diana Bennett Career Development Program for Women’s Sports.

KSNV-TV: News 3

A gaming executive has committed over $1 million to help launch a new career development program at UNLV for women student-athletes. Paragon Gaming CEO Diana Bennett's donation will go toward creating the new initiative, which is set to launch this coming fall semester, UNLV announced Wednesday.

KSNV-TV: News 3

A UNLV golfer is ready to hit the links with the pros on Wednesday. McKenzi Hall was granted an exemption last month to compete in the LPGA Tour's T-Mobile Match Play presented by MGM Rewards.

Athletics Experts

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Recent Athletics Accomplishments

Corrie Van Tuyl, Nestor Talon, Oscar Colmenero, Libby Mckindley, Breanna Romo, Madison Walker, Juan Aurelio Garcia, and Lauryn Dawes (all Athletic Training) competed in the 14th Annual Bailey Arnheim Games hosted by California State University, Long Beach on April 2, 2023. UNLV's team won 1st place in the Quiz Bowl, a Jeopardy!-like academic…
Benjamin Burroughs (Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies) recently published in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport a manuscript titled "Content analysis of biological sex-specific media coverage of sport: The case of National Collegiate Athletic Association athletic department home webpages." The article was…
Desiree Reed-Francois (Athletics) has been recognized by the publication Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of its "Top 25 Women in Higher Education." In its annual special report the publication recognized women who were selected for making a difference in higher education by tackling some of its toughest challenges,…
UNLV Athletics' marketing unit was recognized during the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators' Best Of Awards at the organization's 28th annual convention in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. The Rebels' marketing department was awarded the silver medal in the Fan Engagement Video category for its "This is UNLV Athletics…
Nancy Lough, James Hines (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education), and Margo Malik (Athletics) participated in the Sport and Recreation Law Association's 30th annual conference in Las Vegas this month. Lough, the invited keynote speaker, titled her talk, "If We Build It, Will They Come? Considering 30 Years of Sport Law and Policy."…
Tina Kunzer-Murphy (Athletics) was honored in February as a "Women to Watch" by Vegas Inc. She was among 16 inspirational women throughout the Las Vegas Valley who were recognized for having an impact on the community. She was recognized for her achievements throughout her career and, most recently, for being named the first female athletic…