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 – 3000m: 10:00.67a | 3000m Steeplechase: 10:47.31 | 5000m: 17:22.03a
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2016-17: Impacted the Academy record book in four events...set the program record in the 2000-meter steeplechase during a 7:12.05 performance at the Baldy Castillo Classic...clocked the second-fastest 3000-meter steeplechase in Academy history (10:47.31) to finish second at the Beach Invitational...that is a new Freshman Class record...earned the team’s Track Athlete of the Week award after both meets...ran on the 4x1600-meter relay that set a school record at the Drake Relays (19:34.06)...anchored the distance medley relay that clocked the eighth-fastest time in Air Force history at the Mountain West Indoor Championships (12:05.02, adjusted for altitude)...competed in the 800-meter run (2:23.04a, Air Force Collegiate Open), mile (5:12.37a, Potts Invitational) and 3000-meter run (10:00.67a, MW Championships) during the indoor season...won the 3000-meter event at the Air Force Team Challenge (10:24.55a)...ran the 1500-meter (4:44.18, Johnson/Joyner Kersee Invitational) and 5000-meter (17:22.03a, Mountain West Outdoor Championships) events during the outdoor season...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Tabb High School...won the Virginia 3A state title in the 1600-meter run as a senior...also ran on the 4x800-meter relay that won the state title that year...four-time runner-up at the state championships...won 19 conference and regional titles...holds 10 THS cross country and track records (seven individual events, three relays)...named the Peninsula Sports Club Female Athlete of the Year in 2016...also selected as the club’s Most Outstanding Female Track Athlete of the Year (2015) and Most Outstanding Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year (2016)...received Tabb High School’s Marine Corps Award...member of the National Honor Society...served as NHS treasurer as a senior...PTSA Liaison in student council...finalist for the 2015 VHSL Creative Writing State Championship...maintained a weighted GPA of 4.5 (unweighted 4.0)...graduated with Highest Honors.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lindsey Karin Blanks...daughter of Dave and Kathleen Blanks...both parents served in the Air Force...has three younger sisters...majoring in operations research...future plans include becoming a pilot...hobbies include baking, watching movies, hiking and traveling...has run in six half marathons and hopes to run a full marathon after graduation...member of Cadet Squadron 19.