Athena Eccher

Athena  Eccher

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
O'Fallon, Ill.

High School:
O'Fallon Township

Height:
5-6

Event:
400m


Personal-Best Times
400m: 59.69

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-16: Competed in the 400-meter dash during six meets (two outdoors, four indoors)...posted a career-best time of 59.69 at the Colorado Invitational...won the 400-meter dash at the Air Force Twilight Open (60.87)...also ran the 200-meter dash at that meet (26.86)...posted an indoor-best time of 1:02.38 at the Adams State Qualifier...made collegiate debut running the 500-meter dash at the Air Force Holiday Open (third, 1:21.43).

HIGH SCHOOL: O’Fallon Township High School...four-time state medalist...four-time state qualifier to the Illinois 3A State Championships...two-time first-team all-conference selection as a member of the 4x800-meter relay (2013, 2014)...also received two second-team all-conference honors as a member of the 4x400-meter relay (2013, 2014)...served as team captain during senior year...also earned a varsity letter in basketball...served as Student Body President...member of the National Honor Society...created a special needs ice cream social for the community.

PERSONAL: Full name is Athena Marie Eccher...daughter of Richard and Froso Eccher...father is a 1989 Academy graduate...has one younger brother...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a pilot for cargo aircraft...served as Chief Clerk...attended the Academy’s Prep School...served as Group Honor Officer at the prep school...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and Soaring over the summer...also took an economics class...member of Cadet Squadron 10.

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