This is the fourth MW Athlete of the Week award for Tomczak.
It is the fourth weekly conference award for Trimble and the third such honor for Tomczak.
It is the second Mountain West weekly honor for both Pater and Tomczak.
Pole Vault: 13'3½"
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015-16: Became the first freshman in Academy history to break 13 feet in the pole vault (fourth vaulter overall)...registered a career-best clearance of 13'3½" at the Air Force Invitational...that height broke the previous Freshman Class Record by four inches...named the Mountain West Women's Field Athlete of the Week after that meet...surpassed the 13-foot bar twice during the outdoor season...matched the second-highest outdoor clearance in Academy history (13'1½") to take third at the Michael Johnson Classic...first debuted on the program's all-time outdoor standings after clearing 13'0¼" to win the Stanford Invitational...also earned a first-place finish at the Air Force Twilight Open (12'10¼")...was the top collegiate finisher during three indoor meets (Air Force Holiday Open, Air Force Collegiate Open, Air Force Invitational)...scored for Air Force at the MW Indoor Championships (fourth, 12'9½")...ranked among the conference's top-five during both the indoor (third) and outdoor (fifth) seasons...earned the team's Athlete of the Week award twice.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lafayette High School...four-time Virginia 3A state champion in the pole vault (twice indoors, twice outdoors)...set high school record of 13'0¾"...recorded that jump during sixth-place finish at the New Balance Indoor Nationals...finished third in the 100-meter hurdles at the state championship meet...also competed in gymnastics...two-time Virginia state champion (2014, 2015)...member of the National Honor Society...also a member of the Art Honor Society and the Math Honor Society
PERSONAL: Full name is Kathryn Rose Tomczak...nickname is "Kat"...daughter of Michael and Pam Tomczak...has two older brothers, including one who was a decathlete at Virginia Wesleyan College...majoring in behavioral science...future plans include becoming an RPA pilot...served as Public Affairs Clerk...named Bulldog of the Month after setting the freshman record in the pole vault...hobbies include ceramics, elephants, going into the gymnastics gym, listening to the Amity Affliction, playing Call of Duty and Assassins Creed, trick-shotting, filtering Insta photos, going on adventures, cats and "being the most eccentric jumper on the team"...favorite genre of music is scream and heavy metal...completed Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also took a vacation to the Grand Canyon...member of Cadet Squadron 13.