The 41 student-athletes are the most ever in Mountain West sponsored sports only
The 75 honorees is the third most since the Falcons joined the MW in 1999-2000
Personal-Best Times -- Mile: 4:18.06aT | 3000m: 8:40.47a | 5000m: 14:48.81
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2016: Raced at the Colorado State Invitational, finishing the 5K course in a time of 16:43.8 (106th)...MW Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: Victory Charter High School...state cross country champion in 2015...won the 1600- and 3200-meter titles at the state track and field championships in 2016...named Most Valuable and Most Dedicated Team Member of the track and cross country teams as a junior and senior...member of the varsity ski team...graduated with a 4.21 GPA...scored a 34 on the ACT...member of the National Honor Society...participated in the Associated Student Government...class valedictorian
PERSONAL: Full name is Marshall Ryan Wheeler...nickname is "Brakes"...son of Mark and Susan Wheeler...father played soccer for Northwest Nazarene University...has one older sister...majoring in systems engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot and business owner...named to the Dean's List...hobbies include spending time with friends, playing music during steeple practice and "yelling the word Tweedle as loud as I can"...family lived on a sailboat in the Caribbean for 18 months when he was younger...spent time with family and friends over the summer...would like to add "I am proud to be given the opportunity to run for the Falcons"...member of Cadet Squadron 31.
COACH COLE ON MARSHALL: "Marshall is another USAFA success story in the making. Marshall is making strong progress in a multitude of areas, notably his training level, mentality, toughness, and overall fitness. If he stays the course, he's going to be good. And we'll be telling future teams about Marshall Wheeler long after he graduates from our program."