Kobi Rex became the first member of the men's team to earn this award three straight times.
The track and field team accounted for 41 of Air Force's 69 academic all-conference selections.
Eight men and two women earned all-MW honors, following top-three finishes at the conference meet.
Hamilton broke the program's 13-year-old record in the shot put at the Air Force Open.
With a shot put of 58'6¾", Hamilton broke the 2001 Academy record and the 1999 Sophomore Class Record.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Earned the program's Newcomer of the Year award...set Freshman Class Records in both the shot put and discus throw...claimed all-conference honors in the shot put after placing second at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...recorded a career-best distance of 57'1½" at that meet to move into second on the program's all-time list and reset the Freshman Class Record...first broke the shot put Class Record at the Beach Invitational (56'1"), adding two feet to a mark that had stood for 36 years...NCAA West Preliminary participant in that event (53'1", 39th)...broke the program's Freshman Class Record in the discus throw on two occasions...bettered a record that had stood for 22 years during a runner-up performance at the Air Force Triangular (170'2")...improved career distance to 171'3" at the Jack Christiansen Invitational two weeks later...scored for the Falcons in that event at the conference meet, placing seventh with a distance of 165'8"...also competed in the hammer throw during three meets, recording a personal-best distance of 147'6" at the Jerry Quiller Classic...competed in both the shot put and weight throw at the MW Indoor Championships...ranked second on the team in the shot put with a personal-best distance of 53'8½" at the Air Force Team Challenge...recorded a career-best distance of 54'3¼" in the weight throw at the Joe Davies Open...earned "Standout" distinction from the team on four occasions...academic all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Idabel High School...two-time 4A state champion in the discus throw...holds the IHS record in that event...four-time regional champion in the discus throw...won the discus title at the 2011 Oklahoma Meet of Champions...two-time regional champion in the shot put...seven-time medalist at the state track and field championships...member of the 2009 team that placed second at the 4A state meet...named team MVP as a junior...also earned the team's Freshman of the Year award...also competed in football...3A-8 Co-Defensive Player of the Year...named 3A all-state defensive end by the Daily Oklahoman...earned the team's Defensive Player of the Year award as a junior and senior...three-year member of the National Honor Society...three-time member of the State Honor Society...earned academic all-state honors as a junior and senior...National Merit Commended Scholar...graduated first in senior class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Grant Augustus Hamilton...son of Walter and Dianna Hamilton...both parents competed in athletics at Oklahoma Christian (father-track and field; mother-basketball)...has two older sisters...Katie was a track and field letterwinner at Oklahoma State and Rozlyn is a senior on the basketball and track/field teams at Oklahoma Christian...majoring in American History...received the Superintendent's Pin for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance (spring 2013)...hobbies include playing guitar, reading, squadron activities and events, learning about the Civil War and watching sports...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) and soaring over the summer...grandfather, Jimmie Hutton, served in the Marine Corps...member of Cadet Squadron 22.