Air Force qualified mulitple athletes in seven events.
The 20 selections by the men's MW champions are the most in program history.
The squad deleted nearly 25 seconds off of the previous program standard.
Five Falcons earned multiple all-MW honors.
Melissa Fuerst clocked the second-fastest 3000-meter time in Academy history.
SOPHOMORE (2012): Clocked the sixth-fastest time in Academy history in the 800-meter run during the indoor season...clocked a time of 2:13.44 (adjusted for altitude) during the first round of competition at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...also competed in that event at the Husky Classic (2:15.04) and Nebraska adidas Classic (2:16.59)...also competed at that distance three times during the outdoor season...won that event at the Front Range Classic (2:16.21a)...clocked an outdoor-best time of 2:14.53a at the MW Outdoor Championships.
FRESHMAN (2011): Debuted in seventh on the program's all-time list in the outdoor 800-meter run...clocked a career-best time of 2:12.87a during the preliminary round of competition at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships...that time was the fastest on the team...was the runner-up in that event at the Front Range Classic...also ran in the 1500-meter run at two meets...clocked a personal-best time of 4:47.04 at the Beach Invitational...that time was ranked fourth on the team...won the 1000-meter run (3:04.35) during the indoor season at the Nebraska Wesleyan invitational...clocked a season-best 800-meter time of 2:18.76a at the conference championships...also ran on the 4x400-meter relay team that competed at the Mountain West meet and the distance medley relay that placed sixth at the New Mexico Classic...earned the team's Newcomer of the Week award once during the indoor season and twice during the outdoor season.
HIGH SCHOOL: West Chicago Community High School... state champion in the 800-meter run during both the indoor (2:14) and outdoor (2:12.26) meets...finished second at the 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the Emerging Elite Division...placed second in the 2000-meter steeplechase at the 2009 AAU Junior Olympics...seven-time qualifier to the Junior Olympics in the 800-meter run, javelin throw, 2000-meter steeplechase, heptathlon and as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team...earned All-America status in the steeplechase and relay...all-state honoree...three-time indoor conference champion in the 800-meter run...also earned three consecutive conference titles in the outdoor 800-meter run...2008 sectional champion and two-time sectional runner-up in the outdoor 800-meter run...2008 conference champion in the indoor 1600-meter run...two-time co-captain of cross country team...also served as co-captain of the 2010 track team...four-year varsity letterwinner in both cross country and track...sectional qualifier for cross country...two-time all-area athlete for track and field in Dupage County...member of the 4x800-meter relay team that qualified for the 2010 state championships...holds school records in the 800-meter run, mile run, 4x400-meter relay, 4x800-meter relay and high jump...also lettered in basketball as a sophomore...named "2010 Mrs. Wildcat" as the top senior girl's all-around athlete at West Chicago High School...graduated 17th out of 526 students with a 3.94 GPA...named Illinois State Scholar...member of the National Honor Society...member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society (Spanish)...three-year recipient of the "Outstanding Effort in Mathematics" award...Martin Luther King Scholarship winner...selected "Wildcat Leader" to assist underclassmen...participated in the "We-Go Buddies" to help disabled students...participated in Relay for Life...Community/Church youth volunteer...named to "Who's Who Among All-American Scholars".
PERSONAL: Full name is Annette Rianna Eichenberger...nickname is "Little Annette"...daughter of Ike and Valerie Eichenberger...father is a retired lieutenant colonel...mother is a former captain in the USAF nurse corps...has three younger siblings - Jack, Blake and Sabrina...majoring in biology...future plans include attending medical school...would also like to become a part of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)...named the Top Female Athlete in squadron during Basic Cadet Training...served as Athletic Clerk, Operation Air Force Cadet-in-Charge, Element Leader during Basic Cadet Training and Support Clerk...named to the Dean's List and Athletics List...enjoys playing the guitar and scuba diving...traveled to Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., for Operation Air Force over the summer...also vacationed at Walt Disney World and went boating in Wisconsin...has two uncles that have served in the military; Lt Col (ret) Harold Eberle and Brig Gen (ret.) Milton Eberle...hopes to run in the Olympics someday ...member of Cadet Squadron 02.