The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
It is the first conference award for Dorsey and the seventh for Spires.
Dorsey broke the Academy's 19-year-old record in the mile at the Tyson Invitational.
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.
All-American | 1500-Meter Run
Three-Time NCAA Participant
Four-Time All-Mountain West Selection
Two-Time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Selection
1500m: 3:41.30 (Academy Record) | Mile: 4:00.30 | 800m: 1:50.53
JUNIOR YEAR | 2015-16: Earned second-team All-America honors in the 1500-meter run...set the Academy record in that event...recorded two Junior Class Records...two-time all-conference selection...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for the second time...finished 15th in the national semifinals of the 1500-meter run with a (then) career-best time of 3:42.16 to earn second-team All-America honors...became just the second Air Force runner to earn All-America honors in that event...broke the Academy record four days later by clocking 3:41.30 at the Portland Track Festival...advanced to the NCAA Championships with a ninth-place finish at the West Preliminary (3:43.65)...won the 1500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational (3:46.46)...also posted a season-best time of 1:51.83 in the 800-meter run at that meet...ran the second-fastest outdoor mile in program history (4:02.00) during a runner-up performance at the Sun Angel Classic...led off the distance medley relay that won the Drake Relays in 9:48.06...also anchored the 4x800-meter relay that posted the second-fastest time in Academy history (7:29.14) to finish third at that meet...scored for the Falcons in the 1500-meter (fifth, 3:52.44) and 800-meter events (eighth, 1:53.90) at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...earned all-conference honors in two events at the MW Indoor Championships...finished third in the mile with an altitude-converted time of 4:06.80...also ran on the DMR that placed third in a time of 9:51.90...posted the second-fastest mile in Academy history (4:00.30) to place ninth at the Husky Classic...that time is also a new Junior Class Record at Air Force...finished second in the mile at the Air Force Invitational (4:02.20a)...won the 800-meter run twice (Air Force Open: 1:52.92a, Air Force Team Challenge: 1:51.90a)...led off the distance medley relay that clocked the second-fastest time in Academy history (9:32.19) to finish seventh at the Alex Wilson Invitational...that time is also the third-fastest in Mountain West history...academic all-conference selection.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2014-15: Set a new Academy record in the mile...clocked a career-best time of 4:01.37 to finish second at the Tyson Invitational...that time is also a new Sophomore Class Record...named the Air Force Athlete of the Week following that meet...also earned the team’s Track Athlete of the Week award...scored for the Falcons in that event at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, finishing seventh (4:07.37, adjusted for altitude)...finished the season ranked within the nation’s top 55 for the mile...also led the team in the 800-meter run...recorded a season-best time of 1:53.12a to place second at the Air Force Invitational...debuted in ninth on the Academy’s all-time list in the 1500-meter run during the outdoor season...clocked a career-best time of 3:45.35 at the Bryan Clay Invitational...qualified to the NCAA Championships (West Preliminary) in that event...finished 20th in the West finals with a time of 3:47.73...scored for Air Force at the MW Outdoor Championships (sixth, 3:54.66)...won that event at the Air Force Twilight Open (3:47.78a)...competed in the 800-meter run three times...posted a season-best time of 1:52.26a at the New Mexico Quadrangular...ran on the distance medley relays that impacted the Academy’s all-time standings during both the indoor and outdoor seasons...anchored the DMR that clocked the sixth-fastest time in Academy history (9:45.12a) during a runner-up performance at the MW Indoor Championships...earned all-conference honors as a member of that relay...ran the lead-off leg of the DMR that clocked the third-fastest outdoor time in Academy history (9:43.44) to finish third at the Drake Relays...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Set two Freshman Class Records...impacted the Academy’s top-10 standings in three events...qualified to the NCAA Outdoor Championships (West Preliminary) in the 1500-meter run...ran the third leg of the distance medley relay team that clocked an outdoor Academy-record time of 9:40.12 at the Penn Relays...clocked a freshman-record time of 3:45.74 in the 1500-meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational...competed in that event during five meets...ran the 800-meter run once outdoors, finishing in 1:52.15 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational...scored for the Falcons in the mile during the Mountain West Indoor Championships by placing fifth with a time of 4:11.73 (adjusted for altitude)...set a Freshman Class Record in that event (career-best 4:08.10a) at the New Mexico Invitational...won the mile at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...debuted in 10th on the program’s all-time list in the 800-meter run after posting a personal-best time of 1:51.32a at the Air Force Invitational...ran on the DMR squad that clocked the Academy’s fifth-fastest indoor time (9:43.39) at the Iowa State Classic...competed in the 1000-meter twice, posting a career-best time of 2:27.83 to take second at the Holiday Inn Invitational...won that event during collegiate debut at the Air Force Holiday Open...earned the team’s Newcomer of the Week award on four occasions...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team...academic all-conference selection.
MAJOR CROSS COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS: Two-time all-conference selection (second-team honoree in 2015, first-team honoree in 2016)...helped Air Force claim the Mountain West team title in 2015.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lawrence Central High School...four-time New Balance Outdoor Nationals All-American...member of the 2012 national championship team in the 4xmile...state champion in the 800-meter run...also placed second in the 1600-meter run and mile at the state championship meets...won the 800-meter run at the Midwest Meet of Champions...clocked a season-best 800-meter time of 1:50.53 at the American Milers Club High Performance meet...that time was ranked 11th among the nation's high school seniors...finished seventh at the Indiana State Cross Country Championships...earned the Indiana High School Activity Association's Robert S. Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award...three-time member of the CYO City Basketball Championship team...prom king...graduated with a cumulative GPA of 4.2...received an A+ in film literature class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Scott Dorsey...nickname is “The Mayor”...son of Mark and Melissa Dorsey...has two younger siblings...majoring in biology...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as community service representative for cross country team...named to the Superintendent’s List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include fishing for sharks, showing up at the gym to play pick-up basketball in full cross country uniform, scuba diving, playing cards, pretending to be a wizard in Harry Potter and starting U-S-A chants...favorite food is svíčková, with dumplings...completed the Powered Flight course and worked as a counselor during Falcon Sports Camps over the summer...also traveled home to Indianapolis and took a vacation to Tampa Bay...member of Cadet Squadron 20.