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
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Competed in the high jump during 13 meets (nine indoor, four outdoor)...cleared a career-best 5'3" on five occasions...cleared that height during the indoor season at the Air Force Holiday Open, Air Force Team Challenge and the Air Force Open during the indoor season...matched that mark during the outdoor season at the Air Force Relays and Jim Click Shootout...clearance of 5'3" was ranked third on the team during the outdoor season...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Cinco Ranch High School...four-year track and field letterwinner...district champion in the high jump...all-district first-team selection...finished second at the Texas Region III-5A Championships...two-time state finalist...cleared a personal-best height of 5'8"...also lettered three years in basketball...earned the Defensive MVP award...second-team all-district honoree...earned academic all-state and academic all-district honors...AP Scholar, with Honors...member of the National Honor Society...served as vice-president of class...also served as president of the German Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Daughter of David and Kathleen Richard...has one older brother Ian, a graduate of Texas A&M...also has one older sister Kelly, who currently attends Texas A&M...majoring in economics...earning a minor in German...future plans include becoming a pilot or acquisitions officer...served as Academics Clerk...also served as Flight Chief for four days during Basic Cadet Training...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...member of the Academy Scholar's Program...hobbies include skiing, rock climbing, skydiving and watching "Parks and Recreation"...earned Jump Wings over the summer after completing AM-490...also took part in Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and traveled to New York City...member of Cadet Squadron 18.