Kobi Rex became the first member of the men's team to earn this award three straight times.
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
With a career-best 7'0½", Rex won the high jump for the third straight week.
Jeremy Drenckhahn and Kobi Rex each claimed their second such honor from the coaches' association.
Kob Rex Interview
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2012-13: Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for the second straight season...all-conference honoree in the high jump during the outdoor season...recorded a team-leading, season-best clearance of 6'10¾" on two occasions...used that height to place 10th at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays...first reached that height during a third-place performance at the Arizona State Invitational...was the top collegiate finisher at that meet, finishing only behind 2011 world champion Jesse Williams and 2011 world bronze medalist Trevor Barry...cleared 6'9½" at the NCAA West Preliminary to finish 33rd...competed at the Drake Relays (6'8", 16th) and Mt. SAC Relays (6'6¾", 20th)...finished second at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships (6'9¾")...also finished second at the Air Force Relays and Air Force Twilight Open...earned "Standout" distinction from the team on two occasions...redshirted the indoor season...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2011-12: Mountain West champion in the indoor high jump...became just the fourth Falcon to clear seven-feet in that event...recorded a mark of 7'0¼" in winning effort at the MW Indoor Championships...that mark is ranked third on the program's all-time list...two-time all-conference selection after finishing third at the MW Outdoor Championships...recorded the third-best outdoor mark (6'11") in program history...NCAA participant...became the program's first high jump champion at the MW Championships...winning clearance of 7'0¼" is ranked second in MW Championship meet history...also won the indoor high jump at the Robert Shine Invitational (6'8")...recorded an outdoor-best clearance of 6'11" to win the Air Force Relays...placed third at the MW Outdoor Championships (6'8¾")...also earned a top-10 finish in the outdoor high jump at the Arizona State Invitational (6'8¾", sixth)...cleared 6'8" at the NCAA West Preliminary meet (37th)...also competed in the heptathlon during the indoor season...tallied 4,572 points at the Air Force Indoor Combined Events Meet...won the high jump event with a clearance of 6'6¾"...posted personal-best event marks in the 60-meter dash (7.64), 1000-meter run (3:06.54), 60-meter hurdles (9.18), pole vault (13'5¼") and long jump (20'6¼") at that meet...tallied a career-best shot put mark of 36'5¾" at the Air Force Blue-Silver Open...named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lewis-Palmer High School...recorded a Colorado 4A all-time best high jump of 6'10¼" (outdoors)...USATF Age Group All-American in the decathlon...state champion in the high jump, decathlon and pentathlon...placed fifth at the state championship in the pole vault (13'7")...also finished eighth in the long jump at the state championship meet...cleared 6'9" in the high jump (indoors) to win the Air Force High School Invitational in 2010...finished sixth in the decathlon at the Southwest Classic High School Championships...scored 5,874 points using high school implements...also lettered in soccer and cross country...served as co-captain of cross country team as a junior...named LPHS Most Valuable Male Athlete...member of the National Honor Society...named Lewis-Palmer Foreign Language Underclassmen of the Year as a junior...studied abroad in Iceland during senior year of high school.
PERSONAL: Son of Steve and Kathy Rex...father achieved the rank of major in the Army...mother, who is a 1984 Academy graduate, was a four-year member of the USAFA track and field team and retired from the Air Force as a captain...both parents taught in the PE Department at the Academy...mother was also a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team handball squad...has two younger brothers, Kaci and Kyle...majoring in management...future plans include working in the contracting field...served as Element Leader...attended Harvard University during the 2010-11 academic year...member of the U-21 Team Handball National squad that travelled to Germany in 2009...hobbies include traveling and sailing...served as Leadership during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also traveled to Dover AFB, Del., for Operation Air Force...member of Cadet Squadron 32.