Air Force places 29 on the Mountain West Scholar-Athlete team

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    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.

    From the baseball team, sophomore outfielder Coleman Poje and freshman infielder Russell Williams were honored.

    Four members of the women's swimming and diving team, senior Rachel Kennedy and sophomores Jessica Horn and Sara Menke and Stephanie Mallard.

    Two members of the men's tennis team, freshmen Nicholas Carpenter and Lucas Fumagalli were selected.

    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.

    Two volleyball student-athletes, sophomore Rebecca Bates and junior Ayesha Hein, were honored.

    Three members of women's soccer team, sophomore midfielder Katie Case, senior goalkeeper Kelly Stambaugh and junior midfielder Jackie Jacobs were selected.

    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.

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