The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Personal-Best Times -- 1500m: 3:50.80a | Mile: 4:16.64a
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2016: Competed in five meets, including the conference championships...finished 13th at the Woody Greeno Invitational (26:25.1) to help Air Force capture the Division I team title...posted a personal-best 8K time of 25:03.8 to finish 71st out of 265 runners at the Pre-National Invitational...finished 39th at the Mountain West Championships after completing the course in a time of 25:16.9...placed within the top half of the field at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (100th), following a five-mile time of 24:55.6...opened the season with a 5K time of 15:40.5 at the Colorado State Invitational (43rd)... academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2015: Competed in three meets...opened the season with a 5K time of 15:50.2 at the Colorado State Invitational, placing within the top half of the field (45th)...clocked a career-best 8K time of 25:27.0 to finish 36th out of 233 runners at the Woody Greeno Invitational...earned a 28th-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Shootout (26:44.2)...academic all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Boerne Champion High School...member of two Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) 4-A state cross country championship teams (2011, 2012)...four-time state qualifier in cross country...three-time selection to the San Antonio Super Team...ran a career-best 5000-meter cross country time of 15:12...three-time state qualifier in track...earned a bronze medal in the 3200-meter run at the UIL state meet...three-year captain of the varsity cross country and track teams...personal-best times include 50.1 (400-meter dash), 1:57.3 (800-meter run), 4:15 (1600-meter run) and 9:18 (3200-meter run)...served as president of the National Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Ultimate Frisbee Club and Friends and Faith...CEO and creator of the Nooice app...member of the Student-Council...graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors...ranked 10th in graduating class of 323 with a 4.0 GPA...two-time academic all-state selection.
PERSONAL: Full name is Andrew Covie Tankersley...nickname is "Chappie"...son of Mike and Jessie Tankersley...father served in the Air Force for 22 years, retiring as a Colonel...one of 13 children...majoring in behavioral science (human factors)...future plans include becoming a physical therapist...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...earned Jump Wings in the summer of 2016...hobbies include playing basketball, Exploding Kittens and the piano...continues to live vicariously through video games...enjoys giving The Mayor the sticks in NBA 2k18, counting sand grains on the beach, eating salad, people watching, being a troll online anonymously and photo bombing...dabbles in professional milk pouring... once completed a cartwheel with both hands...amateur competitive food eater...currently working towards an MBA, with an emphasis in fantasy football...aspirations include becoming a professional ferret racer, winning the Rock-Paper-Scissors World Championships, and asking Yao Ming "how's the weather up there?"...loves Nutella...ran a Chocolate Milk Mile in 5:06...completed Operation Air Force at Beale AFB, Calif., over the summer...also served as logistics cadre during Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET), served as a counselor at the Jim Ryun Running Camp and visited family and friends in Memphis...member of Cadet Squadron 25.
COACH COLE ON ANDREW: "There have been glimpses over his career that Andrew can be a successful runner at the collegiate level. He had a very strong race last fall at Pre-Nats and was in our top five. After a steady track season and a good summer of running, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Andrew doing some heavy lifting on the cross country course this fall and being in our varsity group pretty consistently."