Travel in Style – Private Jet Travel Helps Academics and Performance
“Again, we are going to play against the best teams and play in the best venues to prepare us to compete for another national championship.” — Head Coach Dwaine Knight
Annually the Rebels’ schedule takes them to all parts in the United States. As an example, in 2014-15 the Rebels traveled from the desert southwest of Arizona and New Mexico, west to California, east to Colorado, down south to Alabama and Florida, north to Ohio, and across the ocean to Hawaii. The Mountain West Championship will be played in Tucson, Ariz., for an ninth consecutive year, while the NCAA Regionals will be held at six different sites for the seventh time.
The Rebels will also play right here in Las Vegas in March when they host the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. This year’s NCAA Championship will be played in Bradenton, Fla., at The Concession Golf Club.
To help its student-athletes balance the rigorous demands of the college curriculum with its intense travel schedule, UNLV flies to some of its tournaments via private jet. Thanks to the support of many local enterprises, the Rebels are able to reduce both travel time and missed classes, and find more opportunities to focus on academics.