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
The track and field team had 16 men and five women earn GPAs of 3.50 or higher.
A total of 30 men and 13 women comprised 43 of the Academy's 65 academic all-conference selections.
JUNIOR YEAR | 2014-15: Led the team in the 3000-meter steeplechase...clocked a career-best 9:26.51 to finish third at the Aztec Invitational...added a runner-up finish in that event at the Rock Chalk Classic (9:34.77)...participated in both the steeplechase (9:27.01) and 5000-meter run (career-best 15:00.94) at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...competed in the 1500-meter run during two meets...posted a personal-best time of 3:55.34 (adjusted for altitude) at the Jerry Quiller Classic...ran both the mile and 3000-meter events during two indoor meets...posted a season-best time of 4:20.40a in the mile at the Air Force invitational (third)...clocked a career-best 3000-meter time of 8:29.29 during a fifth-place performance at the Tyson Invitational...academic all-conference selection.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013-14: Ranked second on the team in the 3000-meter steeplechase...posted a career-best time of 9:28.91 to win the Ward Haylett Invitational...earned the team’s Track Athlete of the Week following that meet...also won the steeplechase at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...ran the 1500-meter run (3:59.25 adjusted for altitude) and 2000-meter steeplechase (6:33.88) during Air Force home meets...competed in three different events during the indoor season...clocked a career-best time of 8:36.40a to win the 3000-meter run at the Air Force Collegiate Open...posted a personal-best mile time of 4:19.59a at the Air Force Team Challenge...ran the 800-meter run at the Air Force All-Comers Meet, clocking a debut time of 1:59.11a...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in five outdoor meets...ran the 1500-meter run twice, clocking a career-best time of 4:02.24 (adjusted for altitude) to finish fourth at the Air Force Twilight Open...competed in the steeplechase at both the 2000-meter (6:50.83) and 3000-meter (10:14.90a) distances...finished fourth in the 3000-meter run (9:02.13a) at the Air Force Triangular...also participated in 3000-meter run once during the indoor season, clocking a time of 9:10.57a at the Air Force Invitational...academic all-conference selection...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: La Cueva High School...earned all-state honors in the 1600-meter run...first-team all-district selection in both cross country and track...earned academic all-district honors in cross country...named the La Cueva Scholar-Athlete of the Year...AP Scholar.
PERSONAL: Full name is Sean Michael Bapty...nickname is “Nidl”…son of Alex and Susan Bapty…father is a 1984 graduate of the Air Force Academy…has one older sister, Samantha…majoring in electrical engineering…future plans include becoming a pilot...served as Honor Officer for squadron...named to the Superintendent’s List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...also named to Athletic Director’s List and Dean’s List...hobbies include pickup sports, coloring, binary math on beaches, competitive hula hooping and piano...served as cadre for the Leadership Reaction Course over the summer...also flew T-53s and studied electronic signals research…member of Cadet Squadron 09.