The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only
The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Personal-Best Marks – Triple Jump: 38’1½” | Long Jump: 17’6¾”
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016-17: Competed in the triple jump during nine meets (six indoor, three outdoor)...recorded a career-best indoor distance of 38’1½” to take second at the Air Force Collegiate Open...that is the seventh-best mark in Academy history...that also matches personal-best all-time distance...added a third-place finish in that event at the season-opening Air Force Holiday Open...posted an outdoor-best mark of 37’0¼” to take fourth at the Jerry Quiller Classic...also accounted for a top-four finish at the Johnson/Joyner Kersee Invitational (fourth, 36’9¼”)...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-16: Debuted on the program’s all-time standings in the triple jump during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...matched the sixth-best outdoor jump in Academy history (38’1½”) during a winning performance at the Air Force Twilight Open...became the eighth jumper in program history to surpass the 38-foot mark in outdoor competition...posted the ninth-best indoor distance in Academy history (37’6¾”) during collegiate debut at the Air Force Holiday Open...collected four top-five finishes in that event during the indoor season...also competed in the long jump...recorded a career-best distance of 17’6¾” to win the Air Force Holiday Open...posted an outdoor-best mark of 17’0½” to finish second at the Air Force Twilight Open...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Coppell High School...regional qualifier in the triple jump as a junior (2014)...named an alternate to the 2015 regional championships in the 300-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay...named CHS Athlete of the Year as a senior...ranked in top three-percent of graduating class (740 total students)...commended on PSAT...National AP Scholar.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Mark and Shel Abel...has two older siblings (one sister, one brother)...majoring in materials chemistry...future plans include becoming a pilot...named to the Superintendent’s List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...honored as a Dean’s Ace...served as BCT Cadre and Element Leader...hobbies include reading and playing guitar...used to water ski competitively...parents and both siblings were collegiate water skiers...completed the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Summer Leadership Program in 2017...also worked Basic Cadet Training...member of Cadet Squadron 09.