BCT Field Day held at athletic fields
July 14, 2017

Air Force athletics, along with the Cadet Wing, hosted Basic Cadet Training Field Day July 14 at the athletic fields, located south of the Cadet Field House. BCT Field Day is the culminating event of First Basic Cadet Training for the class of 2021.

Upper class cadets, with oversight by athletics and CW, manage the events. Basic cadet trainees tested their skill, stamina, and physical condition during Field Day. The day began with basic cadets marching on the fields at 6:30 a.m. in a traditional military formation to be greeted by Academy leaders. Air Force Vice Director of Athletics Col. Brian Hill addressed the trainees to open the event.

The trainees participated in athletic competitions such as distance run, tug-of-war, dodgeball, steeple chase, sprint and log relays. Field Day champions were announced during the closing ceremony. Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, commandant of cadets at the Academy, closed the event with an address to the groups.

Basic Cadet Training started June 29 and continues through Aug. 5. The following is a demographic profile of the class of 2021:


When They Entered on 29 June 2017:

10,202 applications received                      

1,508 offered appointments                                     

1,216 processed into Academy                

16 International students

65% National Honor Society

21% Boy/Girl Scouts  

10% Eagle Scouts/Gold Award

72.6% or 882 males; 27.4% or 334 females                                            

31.3% or 381 minorities                                                

83% Athletic Letter Awards

6.8% Children of Service Academy Grads


High School:

Average GPA: 3.85

Average SAT scores:  673 Math, 661 Reading

Average ACT scores: 30.8 Reading, 30.6 English, 30.5 Science, 29.9 Math


Geographic Distribution:

Cadets were admitted from every state in nation

International Students: 16 [Cameroon, Georgia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia (2)]



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