Dan Caddigan
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    Dan Caddigan

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Brother Rice

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    5000m | 10000m

    SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013-14: Competed in six outdoor meets and two indoor meets...clocked a personal-best 5000-meter time of 15:05.33 to take third at the Aztec Invitational...finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run at the Drake Relays with a personal-best time of 30:09.86...competed in both events at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...also participated in the 3000-meter run during the outdoor season...posted a career-best time of 8:38.86 (adjusted for altitude) to win the Air Force Relays...also won that event at the Air Force Twilight Open (8:40.70a)...competed in the 3000-meter run during two indoor meets...clocked a personal-best time of 8:44.54a to take third at the Air Force Collegiate Open...won the Air Force Team Challenge (8:45.69a).

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in three indoor meets and one outdoor meet...clocked a time of 4:28.21 (adjusted for altitude) in only appearance in the mile at the Air Force Team Challenge...ran the 3000-meter twice during the indoor season, posting a career-best time of 9:11.83a at the Air Force Invitational...also ran that distance outdoors at the Air Force Twilight Open (9:11.90a)...missed the majority of the season with injury.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Brother Rice High School...two-time cross country conference champion...four-time all-region selection...regional champion...two-time all-sectional honoree...two-time state qualifier...served two years as captain of the varsity cross country and track teams...six-time conference track champion...12-time all-conference selection...two-time state qualifier...four-year member of the High Honor Roll...member of the National Honor Society...four-year member of the Student Council...member of the Spanish Honor Society...co-founder of the Ecology Club...president of the Spanish Club...executive member of the Key Club...vice-president of Students Against Drunk Driving...executive officer of the Edmund Rice Society...worked all four years at Edmund Rice Camp, a non-profit summer camp for marginalized children of the Chicagoland area...served as Head Director during the 2012 camp.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Daniel Sorin Caddigan...goes by Dan...nickname is "Caddy"...son of Daniel and Christine...has two older sisters, Sara and Jessica...majoring in economics and management...earning a minor in Spanish...future career plans include becoming a quad-lingual scientist, studying theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, or earning an MBA, going into the acquisitions/finance field and becoming a CPA...serving as Group OSS NCO during the academic year...also served as Group Personnel NCO and Junior Cadet-in-Charge of intercollegiate cross country intramurals during Basic Cadet Training...named to the Commandant's List for excellence in military performance...held a 3.81 GPA at one point...also named to the Athletic Director's List...was adopted from Bacau, Romania, at the age of three...hobbies include sending Snapchats, searching for bears, observing other individuals at the Academy, taxidermy, playing monopoly, doodling, disproving Mythbuster experiments, beach combing, calligraphy, appearing on TV backgrounds, snorkeling and singing karaoke...traveled to Dover AFB, Delaware, for Operation Air Force over the summer...that trip included many successful snorkeling trips to beach house in Ocean City, Maryland...also molded the future officers of the U.S. Air Force during Basic Cadet Training, as the "group paper-pushing personnel NCO"...would like to add that "Patrick Corona is my twin, 2Lt Alex Lindsay is my AFXC dad and I have AFXC ingrained in me"...fed a Qdoba burrito to Zach Perkins' dog, Moo, in a world-record time of 17.2 seconds...first member of family to attend the Air Force Academy, although three cousins attended West Point...member of Cadet Squadron 27.

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