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
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Missed the majority of the season with a hamstring injury...competed in one meet...won the 3000-meter run at the Air Force Twilight Open with a time of 10:43.10 (adjusted for altitude)...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Evergreen High School...Colorado 4A regional and league champion in 2012...four-time all-conference selection in the 5000-meter run (2009-12)...also earned all-conference honors in the 1600-meter run (three times), 3200-meter run (two times) and 800-meter run (two times)...member of five all-conference relay teams (4x800-meter relay, three times; 4x400-meter relay, two times)...also earned all-state honors on the 4x800-meter relay team in 2011 and 2012...named to the Gold Honor Roll all four years for maintaining a GPA of 4.0 or higher...four-time academic all-state honoree.
PERSONAL: Full name is Samantha Scott Skold...nickname is Sam...daughter of Doug and Chamane Skold...has a twin sister, Mackenzie ("she is my best friend, but we are complete opposites")...also has one older sister, Ashley, who is a member of the equestrian team at Texas A&M...majoring in biology...future plans include working in the physical therapy field...hobbies include mountain biking, climbing, hiking, snowboarding ("literally anything outside")...traveled to Moab, Utah, over the summer to mountain bike, paddle board down the Colorado River and go bouldering...also visited family and friends...member of Cadet Squadron 04.