A total of 30 men and 13 women comprised 43 of the Academy's 65 academic all-conference selections.
Paige Blackburn, Katie Carroll and Kimber Shealy claimed their fourth straight academic all-MW honors.
JUNIOR (2012): Competed in the mile during two indoor competitions...clocked a career-best time of 4:32.50 (adjusted for altitude) at the Air Force Team Challenge...participated in the 800-meter run once...clocked a time of 2:00.84a at the Air Force Invitational...also competed at that distance once during the outdoor season...ran the 1500-meter run during the Jack Christiansen Invitational, posting a time of 4:03.07a at the Front Range Classic...ran on the distance medley relay team that finished second at the Air Force Relays (10:31.02)...academic all-conference selection.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Competed in two distance during the indoor season...clocked a career-best 800-meter time of 2:02.03a at the Don Barrett Duals...improved time in the mile to 4:35.71a at the Air Force Invitational...ran a leg of the distance medley relay team that finished second (8:17.68) at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...competed in the 800-meter run at four meets during the outdoor season...recorded a personal-best time of 2:01.95a at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...competed in the 1500-meter run at the Colorado Invitational, clocking a career-best time of 4:07.83a...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN (2010): Competed in two distances during the indoor season...clocked a career-best 2:04.08a in the 800-meter run at the Don Barrett Duals...posted a best mile time of 4:44.33a at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...competed in the 1500-meter run and 3000-meter steeplechase during the outdoor season...ran a personal-best 4:23.07a in the 1500-meter run at the Tom Benich Classic...debuted in the steeplechase at the CSU-Pueblo Invitational, clocking an eighth-place time of 10:36.68a.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ennis High School...competed in track and cross country all four years...all-state Class C finisher...placed seventh at the Montana state cross country championships as a junior...placed eighth at that meet during senior season...two-time qualifier and finisher at the National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships...two-year member of the basketball team...also played soccer...served as team captain of club soccer team...received the Scholastic Achievement Award (honors list)...member of the Saturday Scholars Program, which was awarded by teacher nomination...member of the National Honor Society...served as president during senior year...member of the Spanish Club, Lifesavers, SADD, Business Professionals of America, 4-H, Academic Olympics, Speech and Debate (impromptu speaking)...served as class president of Freshman, Sophomore and Senior classes in Student Council...Chamber Ensemble Member (madrigals, jazz choir)...served as student body vice-president during senior year...class valedictorian.
PERSONAL: Full name is Gage Lynn Owens...nickname is "Salsa"...son of Brett and Rita Owens...father is a retired lieutenant colonel...has three younger siblings, Gavin, Madison and Race...Gavin is a junior runner at the Air Force Academy...majoring in mechanical engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as CST Evasion Cadre, Element Leader, Squadron Superintendent, Personnel Recovery Cadre for Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and Chief of Security...has maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0...spent the summer completing Powered Flight and working ESET...also traveled home during leave...hobbies include running and being outdoors (hiking, biking, etc.)...also plays the piano...member of Cadet Squadron 32.