He is the Academy's eighth cross country runner to earn this prestigious honor.
A program-record five Falcons earned their fourth straight academic all-conference honor.
Air Force set career-best all-MW totals for both the men (six) and women (two).
Ted Artz, Jeremy Drenckhahn and Kate Kanetzky each earned their third such honor.
Katie Carroll became just the sixth Falcon to earn academic All-MW honors four straight years.
Photos from the Rust Buster Invitational.
Photos from the men's Rust Buster Invitational.
Rust Buster Invitational
JUNIOR (2011): Finished second at the Mountain West Championships, tying for the best conference placement in program history...all-conference first-team selection...clocked a time of 25:11 at that race to lead Air Force to a second-place finish in the team standings...claimed two additional top-five finishes...placed third at the Woody Greeno Invitational with a time of 24:46...opened the season with a sixth-place finish (19:00, 6K) at the Rust Buster Invitational...clocked a season-best time of 24:22 to place 36th among 270 races at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational...that time was ranked second on the team...earned the MW Runner of the Week award following that race...became just the sixth Falcon to earn multiple AOW awards in a career...finished 31st at the Notre Dame Invitational with a five-mile time of 24:48...concluded the season with a 39th-place 10K time of 31:39 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
SOPHOMORE (2010): All-region honoree...competed at the NCAA Championships...clocked a 10K time of 31:28.2 to finish 134th at that race...placed 13th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a career-best 10K time of 30:17...placed 15th at the Mountain West Conference Championships with an 8K time of 25:38 (7200 elevation)...also competed in four regular season meets...opened the season with an eighth-place finish at the 6000-meter Rust Buster Invitational (19:48)...that was the second-best finish on the team at that meet...finished 15th at the Woody Greeno Invitational...time of 25:49 was the second-fastest time on the team at that meet...placed 69th at the Pre-Nationals Meet (24:46) and 76th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (24:42)...ranked second on the team at the 6000-meter and 10,000-meter distances...ranked fourth on the team at the 8000-meter distance...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete...named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.
FRESHMAN (2009): Earned the team's Most Outstanding Freshman award...competed in five meets, including the conference and regional championships...finished 31st at the Mountain West Conference Championships with a time of 26:13...clocked a time of 32:49 in the 10K at the NCAA Regional Championships...posted a season-best time of 25:45 (8K) to place 21st at the Fort Hays Tiger Invitational...was the top Air Force finisher...named MWC Runner of the Week following that meet...was also the top Falcon finisher at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, placed 64th with an 8K time of 28:15...opened the season with a 40th-place time of 20:53 at the Rust Buster Invitational...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Wayzata High School...coached by Bill Miles...three-time all-state selection...finished 10th at the Minnesota AA cross country championships as a senior...finished 12th in that meet as a junior...member of two cross country state championship teams that qualified for Nike Team and Nike Cross Nationals as a junior and senior, respectively...state champion in the 3200-meter run as a senior...finished seventh in the 1600-meter run that year...clocked a personal-best time of 4:21.4 in the 1600 meters...four-time academic all-state selection.
PERSONAL: Son of Theron Drenckhahn and Peggy Farah...nickname is "Gumdrop"...father retired from the Air Force with the rank of major after serving as a C-130 navigator...has one older brother, Nathan, who is a first lieutenant in the Air Force and currently flying KC-10s...also has one younger sister, Melissa...majoring in biology...future plans include becoming a doctor...served as Squadron Athletic Officer...spent the summer serving as Mission Support Group DO and completing Powered Flight...hails from the number one city in America to live, as reported by CNN Money magazine... hobbies include playing hockey and sleeping...set the Academy's Junior Class record in the 10,000-meter run during the 2012 season...ranked fourth in both the indoor and outdoor 5000-meter events...member of Cadet Squadron 08.