The track and field team accounted for 41 of Air Force's 69 academic all-conference selections.
A total of 30 men and 13 women comprised 43 of the Academy's 65 academic all-conference selections.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in seven meets (three indoor, four outdoor)...recorded a career-best time in the 3000-meter run (8:24.58, adjusted for altitude) at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic...finished 10th in that distance at the Mountain West Indoor Championships...won the mile (8:14.30a) at the Air Force Team Challenge...participated in three different races during the outdoor the season...ran the 5000-meter run (14:41.01) at the Mt. SAC Relays and the 1500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational (3:59.29)...clocked a time of 8:30.99a to take second in the 3000-meter run at the Air Force Twilight Open...academic all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rancho Bernardo High School...finished second in the 1600-meter run at the Mt. Carmel/Asics Invitational as a senior...clocked a personal-best time of 4:13 at that meet...recorded additional career-best times of 51.2 (400m), 1:54 (800m), 4:16 (mile), 9:40 (3200) and 15:43 (5K)...team captain of the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team, signifying selection as the boys' cross country Student-Athlete of the Year...North County Times Scholar-Athlete of the Year...Rancho Bernardo High School's Scholar-Athlete.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kevin Paxton Mihalik...nickname is "Hollywood"...son of Gary and Mary Mihalik...father served as an enlisted man in the Coast Guard, where he worked in Fire Control...has two older brothers, Jeffrey and Jarred, who went to Cornell and Princeton, respectively...majoring in military strategic studies...future career plans include becoming a pilot...currently serving as First Sergeant...also served as Element Leader during Basic Cadet Training...hobbies include reading, sleeping and movies...self-proclaimed Trekkie...flew solo in a Cessna from San Diego to North LA and back...favorite music artists are Train, Rob Thomas and Linkin Park...completed Operation Air Force over the summer at Andrews Joint Base in Washington DC...member of Cadet Squadron 13.