Rebecca Esselstein Selected as MW Scholar-Athlete of the Year


Rebecca Esselstein, a 2015 graduate of the Air Force Academy, earned another postseason academic honor this afternoon (July 28), as the Mountain West named her its Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2014-15 season. She is the first member of the track/field and cross country teams to earn this award.

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Rebecca Esselstein Named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year


Air Force senior Rebecca Esselstein was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for Division I Women's Track/Field and Cross Country, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today (June 25). Esselstein, a 2015 Academy graduate and Rhodes Scholar, is the first Air Force athlete to ever...

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Cross Country Places 12 on Academic All-Conference List


Twelve members of the Air Force cross country team Academic All-Mountain West honors, the league office recently announced. Represented by eight men and four women, the cross country squad collected the most honors of any sport at the Academy during the 2014 fall season.

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Rebecca Esselstein Named Rhodes Scholar


Air Force senior distance runner Rebecca Esselstein was named a Rhodes Scholar for 2015, the prestigious Rhodes Trust announced over the weekend. Esselstein, a native of Dayton, Ohio, is the Academy's 38th recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and the 12th cadet-athlete to earn the honor.

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Riley Coates Finishes 77th at NCAA Championships


Air Force senior Riley Coates capped off an impressive 2014 cross country season this afternoon (Nov. 22) by finishing within the top third of the field at the 2014 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Competing against 250 of the nation's top distance runners, Coates placed 77th with a 10K time of 31:20.3.

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