Track and Field Place 19 on Academic All-Conference List
June 27, 2007
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Air Force track and field program placed 19 cadet-athletes on the Mountain West Conference spring all-academic team, the league announced today (June 27). With 13 selections, the men's team posted the most honorees of any of the Academy's 10 spring sports.
With a 3.96 GPA in mathematics, junior Kenny Grosselin posted one of the highest grade-point-average of the 49 Falcons on the list. He was joined by classmates Ian McFarland (3.01-civil engineering), Erik Mirandette (3.07-political engineering) and Josh van Wyngaarden (3.63-biology).
The senior class was represented by four Falcons with multiple selections to the academic all-conference team. Jason Beck (3.54-legal studies), Nick Luina (3.09-aeronautical engineering), Brandon Murphy (3.27-systems engineering management) and Matt Pinson (3.46-physics) were all named to the list.
Five sophomores were named to the list and were highlighted by Joe Curran and his 3.83 GPA in aeronautical engineering. Classmate Daniel Castle, another aeronautical engineering major, posted a 3.73 GPA, while Harmon Gage (3.21-operations research), Aaron Nelson (3.23-geospatial sciences) and Matt Williams (3.31-behavioral sciences) round out the contingent.
The women's team was represented by three seniors, one junior and two freshmen.
Freshman Brittany Morreale topped the field with a 3.99 GPA in physics, while classmate Ally Romanko held a 3.12 undeclared grade-point-average. Junior Kelly Robinson (3.27-political science) joined seniors Kim Brady (3.16-environmental engineering), Caitie Holliday (3.13-civil engineering) and Becky Stone (3.57-chemistry) as the representatives of the women's team.
To be eligible for selection student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and have participated in varsity competition for their athletic team.
In addition, Beck, Castle, Curran, Grosselin, Mason, van Wyngaarden and junior Creighton Moorman (3.80-aeronautical engineering) represented the men's team on the MWC Scholar-Athlete list, while Morreale, Stone and freshman Jessica Schafer (3.63-undeclared) represented the women's team.
To be eligible for selection student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition for their athletic team.