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.
Kimber Shealy became the program's fourth athlete to claim this honor all four years.
Paige Blackburn, Katie Carroll and Kimber Shealy claimed their fourth straight academic all-MW honors.
JUNIOR YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in the 400-meter dash during four outdoor meets...clocked a season-best time of 51.76 to finish eighth at the Air Force Triangular...placed third in that event at the Air Force Twilight Open (52.09)...ran on two winning relay teams (4x400-meter relay - Air Force Relays; 4x100-meter relay - Air Force Twilight Open)...also ran on the distance medley relay that finished second at the Relays...competed in the 400-meter dash during two indoor meets...clocked a season-best time of 51.40 at the Air Force Team Challenge...ran the 500-meter dash at the Air Force Holiday Open, clocking a time of 67.64...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2011-12: Competed in the 400-meter dash during three indoor meets...clocked a season-best 52.15 at the Air Force Invitational...competed on the 4x400-meter relay team that won the Robert Shine Invitational (3:29.89)...also finished second in the 600-yard run (1:20.74) at that meet...ran the 200-meter dash (23.87, Air Force Team Challenge) and 500-meter dash (1:08.81, Air Force Blue-Silver Open) once...competed in the 400-meter dash during five outdoor meets...posted a season-best 51.32 during fifth-place finish at the Front Range Classic...competed in the 200-meter dash and 800-meter run during two competitions, clocking respective career-best times of 23.15 (Front Range Classic) and 2:02.89, adjusted for altitude (Western State Invitational)...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2010-11: Competed in the 200 and 400-meter dashes during the outdoor season...clocked a career-best 400-meter time of 50.85 at the Colorado Invitational...recorded a personal-best time of 23.40 in the 200-meter dash at the New Mexico Tailwind Invitational...also competed in those two distances during the indoor season...recorded indoor best times of 51.21 (400-meter dash, Air Force Invitational) and 23.79 (200-meter dash, Air Force All-Comers Meet)...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Washington High School...two-time qualifier to the Iowa State Championships (400-meter dash as a sophomore, 800-meter run as a senior)...coached by renowned track and field coach Lynn Jolly...also played football...named all-district linebacker for Division 2A...earned all-state academic honors in football...named to the 3.5 Honor Roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Full name is Daniel Edward Bieber...goes by Danny or Dan...nickname is "Biebs"...son of Jim and JoAnn Bieber...has a twin brother, John, who is attending Creighton University...also has one older brother, Philip, who is attending the University of Northern Iowa...majoring in humanities...earning minors in German and Philosophy...future plans includes becoming a special tactics officer...served as Major Training Events Officer...graduated in a class of 88 students...hobbies include reading, playing guitar and hiking...traveled to Germany over the summer as a part of the Academy's Language Immersion Program...also conducted a research project in Turkey...has two relatives that are in the military - Mike Knapp (Enlisted Air Force) and Mike Lowe (Air National Guard)...member of Cadet Squadron 31.