July 8, 2014
July 8, 2014
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Twenty-nine Air Force Academy student-athletes were named 2013-14 Mountain West Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.
Five members of cross country (and track and field) teams, sophomore Sean Bapty, junior Rebecca Esselstein and freshmen Kirsten Linnartz, Taylor Schwenke and Samantha Skold were honored.
Eleven members of the men's and women's track and field teams, senior Daniel Bieber, freshman Eric Hoff, sophomore Kyle Jameson, sophomore Jordan McCool, senior Joshua Nielsen, senior David Ptacek, junior Kobi Rex, sophomore Stone Shoaf, freshman Emily Richard, senior Regan Rogers and sophomore Riley Vann were named.
A total of 29 Air Force Academy student-athletes earned 2013-14 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete awards. A total of 651 student athletes were honored, including 50 individuals who have achieved a 4.00 or higher cumulative grade point average over two or more terms.
The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.