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Former Los Alamos basketball star and current University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball player Alex Kirk was named to the 2012-13 Mountain West All-Academic team.
Kirk, along with teammates Hugh Greenwood and Cameron Bairstow were honored by the Mountain West last week. They were three of UNM’s conference-high 111 student-athletes named to the list for the spring 2013 semester.
Greenwood, Bairstow and Kirk combined to start in 87 games for the Lobos during the 2012-13 season, which saw UNM go 29-6 and earn the Mountain West’s regular season and conference tournament titles. Unfortunately, UNM, the No. 3 seed in the NCAA championship tournament, suffered a stunning upset at the hands of Harvard University in the fist round.
Kirk, for his part, was third in scoring for UNM last year. He averaged 12.1 points and was also the team’s leading rebounder, pulling down 8.1 boards per game.
Bairstow was fourth on the team in scoring (9.7 points per game) and Greenwood was fifth (7.0 points per game). Greenwood also had a team best 47 steals last year.
In all, UNM had 163 student-athletes make the All-Academic squad combined throughout the school year.