Zach Perkins earned first-team distinction, while Joey Uhle claimed second-team honors.
The sophomore finished within the top half of the field with a clearance of 17'8½".
Air Force qualified mulitple athletes in seven events.
The 20 selections by the men's MW champions are the most in program history.
Simmons becomes just the second Air Force vaulter to earn multiple indoor All-America selections.
SOPHOMORE (2013): All-America (second-team) in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships...Mountain West indoor champion...two-time all-conference honoree...ranked eighth in the final TFRRS.org national outdoor rankings (18'1")...West Region champion in the pole vault...cleared 17'8½" to qualify for first national outdoor championships...recorded a perfect five-for-five on first attempt clearances at the preliminary meet...cleared a career-best 18'1" at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays...that mark is ranked second on the program's all-time list and third on the Mountain West Conference's all-time list...that mark is also a new Sophomore Class Record for the Academy...finished ninth at the Texas Relays with that clearance...surpassed the 18-foot mark one meet later at the Air Force Relays, winning the meet with a clearance of 18'0"...placed third at the MW Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 17'4½"...also cleared that height to take third at the Drake Relays...opened the outdoor season with a third-place finish of 17'3" at the Arizona State Invitational...finished 14th at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships (17'4½") to earn first All-America accolade...recorded a career-best height of 17'9¾" to win first conference title at the MW Indoor Championships...that clearance is ranked fifth on the Academy's all-time list...that mark is also the fourth-best clearance in MW Championship Meet history...paced the Falcons to five of the eight scoring finishes at the conference meet...also won the pole vault at the Joe Davies Open (16'6") and at the Air Force All-Comers Meet (17'2¾")...became the 13th vaulter in Academy history to clear the 17-foot mark at the All-Comers Meet...earned the MW Athlete of the Week award following that meet...also reached that clearance (17'2¾") to finish second among collegiate competitors (third overall) at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic...finished third at the Air Force Invitational (17'0¾") and at the Air Force Holiday Open (16'8¾")...also cleared 17'0¾" during a fourth-place finish at the Air Force Team Challenge.
FRESHMAN (2012): Set Freshman Class Record in the pole vault...all-conference selection...NCAA participant...cleared a career-best 17'6½" at the NCAA West Preliminary Meet (14th) to set program's Freshman standard...that height is ranked sixth on the Academy's all-time outdoor list...set the Front Range Classic meet record with a winning effort of 17'2¾"...named the Mountain West Athlete of the Week following that meet...also won the Colorado Invitational with a height of 16'9¼"...finished second at the Jack Christiansen Invitational (15'9¼")...cleared 16'2¾" to finish fifth among collegiate competitors at the Mt. SAC Relays...scored for the Falcons at the MW Outdoor Championships (15'9", seventh)...earned all-conference honors at the MW Indoor Championships after placing third with a career-best height of 16'9¼"...finished second at the Robert Shine Invitational (16'6¾")...placed fourth among collegiate vaulters at the Air Force Invitational (16'4¾"), New Mexico Classic (16'2¾") and Air Force Blue-Silver Open (16'0¾").
HIGH SCHOOL: Olentangy Liberty High School...Ohio state record holder in the indoor (17'3") and outdoor (17'0") pole vault...became the first Ohio vaulter to clear 17-feet outdoors...national runner-up during both the indoor and outdoor championships in 2011...state runner-up in the pole vault as a senior...also qualified for the state championships in the 300-meter hurdles...earned all-state honors in the 60-meter hurdles.
PERSONAL: Full first name is Joseph, but goes by Joey...son of Robert and Peggy Uhle...has a twin brother, Chris, who is a pole vaulter at Virginia Tech...has an older brother, Michael, who is a seven-time Mid-American Conference pole vault champion at Akron...also has one older sister, Katie...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a pilot...uncle, Brig Gen William Uhle, was a fighter pilot in the Air Force...member of Cadet Squadron 12.