A program-record five Falcons earned their fourth straight academic all-conference honor.
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.
JUNIOR (2011): Competed in six meets, including the conference and regional championships...opened the season with a sixth-place finish at the Rust Buster Invitational...clocked a team-leading time of 14:44 in the 4K race...placed eighth at the Woody Greeno Invitational, clocking a season-best 6K time of 21:46 to help Air Force to a second-place finish in the team standings...finished 27th at the Mountain West Championships behind a time of 22:35...clocked 23:05 to finish 69th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships...ran 21:58 to finish 211th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational...also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational, clocking a 5K time of 18:14 to finish 97th...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Competed in six meets, including the conference and regional championships...posted a season-best time of 23:10 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships (106th)...finished 43rd at the Mountain West Conference Championships (24:12, 7200 elevation)...also competed in two additional 6K races - Woody Greeno Invitational (23:48, 48th) and Pre-Nationals Meet (23:36, 256th)...opened the season with a 17th-place finish (16:11) at the 4K Rust Buster Invitational...one of two Falcons to compete at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, finishing 63rd with a 5800-meter time of 23:55...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete...CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District selection.
FRESHMAN (2009): Compete in five meets, including the conference and regional championships...placed 37th at the Mountain West Conference Championships with a time of 23:15...finished 85th at the NCAA Regional Championships with a time of 23:06...placed 97th at the Roy Griak Invitational (24:16)...also competed at the Pre-Nationals Meet, clocking a time of 23:16...opened the season at the Rust Buster Invitational (4K)...competed in the "open" race, crossing the finish line in 16:01...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Jack C. Hays High School...placed 27th at the Texas state cross country championships...won the district title in the two-mile race during the track season...also served as captain of the soccer team...earned academic all-state honors in cross country...graduated seventh in class...AP Scholar.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kate Lyn Kanetzky...daughter of Don and Marty Kanetzky...has two older siblings, Dakota and Case...majoring in geospatial science...future plans include becoming a C-17 pilot...working towards getting a pilot's license...has soloed...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters...earned Best Base Cadre for Combat Survival Training...served as an Element Leader and Element NCO...spent the summer working as a Philmont Ranger and participating in the Powered Flight Program...also served as Academic Squadron Commander......hobbies include hiking, camping, stargazing, swimming, tubing, skiing, playing soccer, watching movies and watching lightning storms...ranked fourth on the Academy's all-time rankings in the 10,000-meter run...also ranked ninth in the outdoor 5000-meter run...member of Cadet Squadron 23.