The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Personal-Best Marks – 1500m: 3:50.80a | Mile: 4:16.64a
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016-17: Competed in the 1500-meter run during five outdoor meets...clocked a career-best time of 3:50.80 (adjusted for altitude) to finish third at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...raced in the mile during four indoor meets...clocked a personal-best time of 4:16.64a to finish second at the Air Force Collegiate Open...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-16: Did not compete in any meets.
MAJOR CROSS COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS: Helped Air Force to the team title at the 2016 Jay Dirksen/Woody Greeno Invitational, after finishing 13th out of 219 runners.
HIGH SCHOOL: Boerne Champion High School...member of two Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) 4-A state cross country championship teams (2011, 2012)...four-time state qualifier in cross country...three-time selection to the San Antonio Super Team...ran a career-best 5000-meter cross country time of 15:12...three-time state qualifier in track...earned a bronze medal in the 3200-meter run at the UIL state meet...three-year captain of the varsity cross country and track teams...Personal-Best Marks include 50.1 (400-meter dash), 1:57.3 (800-meter run), 4:15 (1600-meter run) and 9:18 (3200-meter run)...served as president of the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Ultimate Frisbee Club and Friends and Faith...CEO and creator of the Nooice app...member of the Student-Council...graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors...ranked 10th in graduating class of 323 with a 4.0 GPA...two-time academic all-state selection.
PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew Covie Tankersley...nickname is “Chappie”...son of Mike and Jessie Tankersley...father served in the Air Force for 22 years, retiring as a Colonel...one of 13 children...majoring in behavioral science (human factors)...future plans include becoming a physical therapist...named to the Superintendent’s List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...earned Jump Wings in the summer of 2016...hobbies include playing basketball, Exploding Kittens and the piano...continues to live vicariously through video games...enjoys giving The Mayor the sticks in NBA 2k18, counting sand grains on the beach, eating salad, people watching, being a troll online anonymously and photo bombing...dabbles in professional milk pouring... once completed a cartwheel with both hands...amateur competitive food eater...currently working towards an MBA, with an emphasis in fantasy football...aspirations include becoming a professional ferret racer, winning the Rock-Paper-Scissors World Championships, and asking Yao Ming “how’s the weather up there?”...loves Nutella...ran a Chocolate Milk Mile in 5:06...completed Operation Air Force at Beale AFB, Calif., over the summer...also served as logistics cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET), served as a counselor at the Jim Ryun Running Camp and visited family and friends in Memphis...member of Cadet Squadron 25.