It is the third indoor award of Tomczak's career - and the fifth overall.
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.
Personal-Best Marks – Pole Vault: 14’1¼” (Academy Record)
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016-17: Became the program’s first 14-foot vaulter...earned the team’s Gail Conway Outstanding Performer Award...broke the Academy pole vault records during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...two-time NCAA qualifier...two-time Honorable Mention All-America selection...all-conference honoree...named Mountain West Field Athlete of the Week three times...finished both seasons ranked among the nation’s top 20...recorded a career-best clearance of 14’1¼” at the NCAA West Preliminary to advance to the national finals...that clearance is tied for second on the conference’s all-time list...captured all-MW honors after finishing third at the MW Outdoor Championships (13’7¾”)...first broke the Academy’s outdoor record with a winning clearance of 13’4¼” at the Aztec Invitational...earned the MW Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week award following that meet...repeated that honor after improving record to 13’9¾” at the Michael Johnson Invitational...cleared the 13-foot bar during every regular season indoor meet...improved the Academy record twice during the indoor season...recorded an indoor-best mark of 13’11¾” during a winning performance at the Air Force Team Challenge...earned the MW Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award following that meet...first broke the Academy record at the season-opening Air Force Holiday Open, winning the event with a height of 13’5¼”...also won the Potts Invitational (13’1½”) and Air Force Collegiate Open (13’5¾”)...was the top collegiate finisher in the Elite section of the Air Force Invitational (13’3½”)...earned the team’s Field Athlete of the Week award three times.
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 working in the missiles field or becoming an RPA pilot...served as Squadron Superintendent...named Bulldog of the Month after setting the Freshman Record in the pole vault...hobbies include going to the zoo to see the elephants and big cats, making cosplay outfits and accessories, playing video games such as Overwatch and World of Warcraft, going to Internet cafes and Starbucks to play said video games, beating older brothers in video games and sports, moshing and screaming at Amity Affliction concerts, practicing rear naked chokes and arm bars, healing injured teammates, doing gymnastics and rollerblading behind Scotty’s back...traveled to Barksdale AFB, La., for Operation Air Force (“rode in a B-52 that was older than me”) and served as an Element Leader during Basic Cadet Training (“I was known as the ‘scary one’ among the Aggressors Squadron”)...also traveled home to spend time with family and friends during leave...favorite genre of music is scream and heavy metal...member of Cadet Squadron 02.