The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only
The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Personal-Best Marks – Mile: 5:05.19a | 1500m: 4:38.31 | 5000m: 17:02.38
JUNIOR YEAR | 2016-17: Impacted the Academy record book in two events...clocked a career-best time of 17:02.38 at the Drake Relays to debut in ninth on the program’s all-time standings for the outdoor 5000-meter run...led off the distance medley that clocked the eighth-fastest time in program history at the Mountain West Indoor Championships (12:05.02, adjusted for altitude)...also posted career-best times in the 1500-meter (4:38.31, Beach Invitational) and 10,000-meter (38:07.62a, MW Championships) events during the outdoor season...competed in the mile during two indoor meets...clocked a personal-best time of 5:05.19a to place third at the Air Force Team Challenge...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015: Did not compete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Competed in the 1500-meter run during three outdoor meets...clocked a personal-best time of 5:00.67 (adjusted for altitude) at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...ran the mile once during the indoor season, clocking 5:24.37a at the Air Force Invitational...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
MAJOR CROSS COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS: Helped Air Force to program-best finishes at the Mountain West Championship (second) and NCAA Mountain Regional (third) in 2016...also helped the Falcons to the Academy’s first appearance at the NCAA Division I Championships and the first USTFCCCA ranking in school history that year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Carroll Senior High School...two-time Team 5A state champion (2012, 2013)...Team Nike National runner-up (2012)...named Female Athlete of the Year (2013-14)...also named Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2013-14)...placed among the top-25 at the Texas 5A Cross Country Championships on two occasions (2013: 18th, 2012: 24th)...National Merit finalist...AP Scholar, with Distinction...ranked sixth in graduating class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Katherine Lee Burnham...goes by Katie...nickname is “Kit Kat”...daughter of David and Marilyn Burnham...both parents competed on the cross country and track teams at Bowdoin College...has one older sister, two younger sisters and two younger brothers...majoring in mathematics...future plans include working as an operations research analyst...serving as Flight Commander...named to the Superintendent’s List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance three times...named to the Commandant’s List and Dean’s List during all six semesters...received Jump Wings in the summer of 2015...hobbies include playing the piano, reading, writing and hanging out with siblings...interned in the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory over the summer...member of Cadet Squadron 03.