Brian Ford
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    Brian Ford

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Alamosa, Colo.

    High School:
    Alamosa

    Height:
    6-4

    Event:
    Discus, Shot Put, Hammer

    07/24/2013

    Six Falcons Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

    Jeremy Drenckhahn and Kobi Rex each claimed their second such honor from the coaches' association.

    06/24/2013

    Falcons Place 21 on MW Scholar-Athlete List

    The track and field team had 16 men and five women earn GPAs of 3.50 or higher.

    06/21/2013

    Program-Record 43 Named to Academic All-MW List

    A total of 30 men and 13 women comprised 43 of the Academy's 65 academic all-conference selections.

    05/16/2013

    Program-Best 23 Falcons Qualify to NCAA Outdoor Championships

    Air Force qualified mulitple athletes in seven events.

    05/13/2013

    Air Force Claims 22 All-Conference Honors

    The 20 selections by the men's MW champions are the most in program history.

    JUNIOR (2012): Debuted in fifth on the program's all-time list in the weight throw...tossed a career-best 59'6¼" to place sixth at the Robert Shine Invitational...that mark was ranked second on the team...scored for the Falcons in that event at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, placing sixth with a distance of 58'8½"...also competed in the shot put during the indoor season...recorded a season-best 52'2½" at the Air Force Invitational...that distance was ranked third on the team...participated in three throwing events during the outdoor season...competed in the discus throw in five meets...posted a career-best 162'9" in that event to finish sixth at the Front Range Classic...tossed a personal-best 170'4" in the hammer throw at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...also competed in the shot put twice...tossed a season-best 53'1¾" in the shot put at the Fum McGraw Quadrangular...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.

    SOPHOMORE (2011): Ranked third on the team in the hammer throw...recorded a career-best distance of 167'5" at the Front Range Classic...finished fourth in that event at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational (162'8")...also picked up a top-five finish at the Colorado Invitational (165'6")...also competed in the shot put and discus throw during the outdoor season...recorded a career-best shot put mark of 47'0¼" at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational...tossed a personal-best 160'9" in the discus throw at the Colorado Invitational...ranked fourth on the team in the shot put during the indoor season...tossed a personal-best 53'4¼" at the Robert Shine Invitational...placed fourth at that meet...scored for the Falcons in the shot put at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships...tossed a 50'10¾" to place eighth...also competed in the weight throw...tossed a 52'0" at the Robert Shine Invitational...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.

    FRESHMAN (2010): Competed in the shot put, discus throw and hammer throw during the outdoor season...tossed a career-best 42'1¼" in the shot put at the Mason Spring Open...finished fifth at that meet in the shot put...also finished sixth in both the discus and hammer at that meet...tossed a 155'0" in the discus at the Tom Benich Classic...that mark was ranked fourth on the team...also ranked fourth on the team in the hammer throw...tossed a 152'8" at the Front Range Classic...threw the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...posted a career-best distance of 43'3¼" in the shot put at the Air Force Invitational...recorded a distance of 46'11¾" in the weight throw at that meet...that was the fourth-best throw on the team...academic all-conference.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Alamosa High School...Wendy's High School Heisman award winner for Colorado...three-time all-state selection in track and field...placed fourth in the discus throw and fifth in the shot put at the Colorado 4A High School Championships...also earned three all-state selections in football...National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame award winner...chosen as the IBM and Denver Broncos High School Hero...two-time National Achievement Academy All-American Scholar...recipient of the Colorado School of Mines Medal of Achievement of Math and Science award...served as the student body president during junior and senior years...member of the National Honor Society...served as Vice-President of the NHS...class valedictorian.

    PERSONAL: Son of Al and Sally Ford...has one older brother, Drew...majoring in computer science - cyber warfare...future career plans include becoming a remotely piloted aircraft pilot...served as Assistant Flight Commander...has also served as Squadron Information and Technology NCO and Safety Clerk...nickname is "B-Ford"...hobbies include skydiving and snowboarding...completed an internship at The National Security Agency over the summer...once tried snowboarding on the Great Sand Dunes...member of Cadet Squadron 31.

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