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
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.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013-14: Competed in the 400-meter hurdles during six outdoor meets...clocked a career-best time of 53.32 to win the Air Force Twilight Open...that time was the fastest on the squad in 2014...also won the hurdles at the Air Force Relays...recorded two additional top-four finishes...competed in the 400-meter dash at the Beach Invitational, clocking a time of 50.11...competed in the 400-meter run during three indoor meets...recorded a career-best time of 50.95 at the Air Force Collegiate Open...competed in the 200-meter dash at the Air Force Collegiate Open (23.25) and in the 500-meter dash at the Air Force Holiday Open (1:06.15)...also ran on several relays...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in the 400-meter hurdles during four outdoor meets...won the Air Force Twilight Open with a career-best time of 54.21...added two additional top-four finishes in that event...also ran on two 4x400-meter relays, including one that finished second at the Jerry Quiller Classic...competed in the 400-meter dash during three indoor meets...clocked a career-best time of 51.27 at the Air Force Team Challenge...also competed in the 500-meter dash at the Air Force Holiday Open (1:07.58)...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Pendleton Heights High School...two-time MVP of the track team...competed at the indoor state championships as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team...placed fifth and eighth at those two meets...also ran a leg of the 4x800-meter relay team that finished 13th at the state's outdoor championships...four-time semi-state qualifier in cross country...received the team's "Most Competitive Runner" award...also competed on the wrestling team...recorded a career record of 97-48...member of the show choir as a senior...received academic all-state honors in track, cross country and wrestling...named to the Top 10-percent...graduated 13th in a class of 265.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jordan James McCool...son of Randall and Patricia McCool...both parents served in the Marine Corps (father, six years; mother, 10 years)...has one older brother, Chris, who is a 2011 Academy graduate...also has two younger siblings, Spencer and Madison...majoring in economics...earning a minor in French...future plans include becoming a fighter pilot...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...named top sophomore of the year for squadron (2013-14)...served as Cadet-in-Charge for volunteering at Humane Society...hobbies include ultimate Frisbee, hiking, camping and dancing...completed a Deployed Ops trip to the United Arab Emirates over the summer...also served as cadre during the second session of Basic Cadet Training...member of Cadet Squadron 11.