Matt Bell
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    Matt Bell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Denver, Colo.

    High School:
    George Washington

    Height:
    6-2

    06/27/2013

    Three Falcons Earn Academic All-America Honors

    Jeremy Drenckhahn was honored with first-team status; Matt Bell and Rebecca Esselstein named to third team.

    06/26/2013

    Falcons Place 11 on MW Scholar-Athlete List

    Ted Artz, Jeremy Drenckhahn and Kate Kanetzky are the program's latest four-time honorees.

    01/31/2013

    Air Force Places 16 on Academic All-Conference List

    A program-record five Falcons earned their fourth straight academic all-conference honor.

    10/26/2012

    Program-Record Eight Falcons Earn All-MW Honors

    Air Force set career-best all-MW totals for both the men (six) and women (two).

    06/20/2012

    Cross Country Places Nine on MW Scholar-Athlete List

    Ted Artz, Jeremy Drenckhahn and Kate Kanetzky each earned their third such honor.

    11/12/2012

    2012 NCAA Mountain Regional

    10/26/2012

    2012 MW Championships

    09/21/2011

    Rust Buster Invitational

    Photos from the Rust Buster Invitational.

    09/13/2011

    Rust Buster Invitational (Men)

    Photos from the men's Rust Buster Invitational.

    11/11/2010

    Rust Buster Invitational

    Rust Buster Invitational

    JUNIOR (2011): Competed in four meets, including the Mountain West Championships...finished 30th at the conference meet with a time of 26:28...recorded a season-best time of 25:35 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (203rd)...finished third at the season-opening Rust Buster Invitational after posting a 6K time of 18:48...also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 87th with a five-mile time of 25:19...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.

    SOPHOMORE (2010): Competed in two meets...opened the season with a 10th-place finish at the Rust Buster Invitational...clocked a 6K time of 18:59 at that race...also competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, clocking an 8K time of 25:10 (111th)...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.

    FRESHMAN (2009): Ran at the Colorado State Classic...placed 34th with a time of 21:39.50...that time was the Falcons' best four-mile time of the season...was the squad's top finisher at that meet.

    HIGH SCHOOL: George Washington High School...seven-time letterwinner in track and cross country...earned cross country MVP honors as a sophomore...served as cross country team captain during junior and senior seasons...clocked a personal-best 5K time of 15:27 and a personal-best two-mile time of 9:17...earned an IB diploma.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Jacob Bell...goes by Matt...nickname is "Baboon"...son of Mark and Judy Bell...has one younger sister, Sally...majoring in environmental engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...has served as Element Leader, Morale, Welfare and Recreation NCO, Athletic NCO and Athletic Officer...member of the "500 Club"...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include biking, camping, fishing, skiing and hiking...traveled to Nepal over the summer for a two-week Olmsted trip through the Civil Engineering department to help construct bathrooms at a youth hostel in the Himalayas...member of Cadet Squadron 09.

    Inside Cross Country