Four men and four women were chosen by their teammates to lead the Falcons next season.
Joey Uhle won the pole vault with the seventh-best clearance in Academy history.
Paige Blackburn, Katie Carroll and Kimber Shealy claimed their fourth straight academic all-MW honors.
SOPHOMORE (2012): Cleared a season-best indoor height of 11'11¾" at the Mountain West Championships...was the runner-up at the Air Force Invitational with a clearance of 11'9¾"...also claimed a fifth-place finish at the Robert Shine Invitational (11'7¾")...also picked up top 10 finishes at the Air Force Blue-Silver Open (sixth) and Air Force All-Comers Meet with matching 10'11¾" marks...cleared an outdoor-best height of 10'11¾" at the Front Range Classic...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN (2011): Became just the eighth Falcon to clear the 12-foot bar on the pole vault during the indoor season...recorded the sixth-best mark in Academy history (12'1½") at the Nebraska Wesleyan Open...finished fourth at that meet...matched that mark the following week with a third-place finish at the Don Barrett Duals...also finished third in the pole vault at the Robert Shine Invitational (11'6¼")...recorded an outdoor-best clearance of 11'1¾" to finish third at the Colorado Invitational...academic all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Episcopal High School...two-time Florida 2A state champion in the pole vault (2009, 2010)...two-time district and regional champion...three-time selection to the Florida Times-Union All-Northeast Florida Track Team (2008, 2009, 2010)...Milesplit U.S. First-Team National Elite...served as team captain...two-time team MVP (2009, 2010)...also lettered four years in varsity cheerleading...served as team captain as a junior and senior...named Most Outstanding Female Athlete in a single sport as a senior...named to the Head of School's List every semester since sixth grade...member of the National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society and National Mathematics Honor Society...College Board AP Scholar...named the Episcopal High School Board of Trustees' Most Outstanding Female Student in 2010 for overall achievements in academics, athletics, service and leadership.
PERSONAL: Full name is Paige Colleen Shirley...daughter of Allen and Erin Shirley...parents are retired from the Air Force...is an only child...majoring in management, while earning a minor in Japanese...future career plans include becoming a pilot or working in the intelligence, contracting or acquisition fields...served as a Group Superintendent for Air, Space and Cyber...also served as PEER and Element Leader...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance during two semesters...also named to the Commandant's List, Dean's List and Athletic Director's List...lived in Hawaii for four years as a child...hobbies include ceramics, reading and watching "Revenge", "Once Upon A Time", "Scandal", "House Hunters" and the Food Network...completed Operation Air Force at Tinker AFB, Okla., over the summer...also worked Air, Space and Cyber (Group Superintendent) and went home to Jacksonville, Fla., to spend relax on the beach with family and friends..."I am super excited for the 2012-13 season and expect great heights"...member of Cadet Squadron 22.