The track and field team accounted for 41 of Air Force's 69 academic all-conference selections.
The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference
The track and field team had 16 men and five women earn GPAs of 3.50 or higher.
A total of 30 men and 13 women comprised 43 of the Academy's 65 academic all-conference selections.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013-14: Competed in 13 meets...ranked second on the team in the 3000-meter steeplechase...posted a career-best time of 9:28.91 to win the Ward Haylett Invitational...earned the team's Track Athlete of the Week following that meet...also won the steeplechase at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...ran the 1500-meter run (3:59.25 adjusted for altitude) and 2000-meter steeplechase (6:33.88) during Air Force home meets...competed in three different events during the indoor season...clocked a career-best time of 8:36.40a to win the 3000-meter run at the Air Force Collegiate Open...posted a personal-best mile time of 4:19.59a at the Air Force Team Challenge...ran the 800-meter run at the Air Force All-Comers Meet, clocking a debut time of 1:59.11a...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in five outdoor meets...ran the 1500-meter run twice, clocking a career-best time of 4:02.24 (adjusted for altitude) to finish fourth at the Air Force Twilight Open...competed in the steeplechase at both the 2000-meter (6:50.83) and 3000-meter (10:14.90a) distances...finished fourth in the 3000-meter run (9:02.13a) at the Air Force Triangular...also participated in 3000-meter run once during the indoor season, clocking a time of 9:10.57a at the Air Force Invitational...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: La Cueva High School...earned all-state honors in the 1600-meter run...first-team all-district selection in both cross country and track...earned academic all-district honors in cross country...named the La Cueva Scholar-Athlete of the Year...AP Scholar.
PERSONAL: Full name is Sean Michael Bapty...nickname is "Needle"...son of Alex and Susan Bapty...father is a 1984 graduate of the Air Force Academy...has one older sister, Samantha...majoring in electrical engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as First Sergeant...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include sailing, Frisbee and movies...traveled to Morocco over the summer as a part of the Cadet Summer Language Immersion Program...also completed Operation Air Force and served on cadre for Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET)...member of Cadet Squadron 09.