Nine men and six women earned academic all-league honors.
2014 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team selection
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013: Competed in two meets...clocked a career-best 8K time of 25:25.10 to finish 35th at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open...also competed in that distance at the Rocky Mountain Shootout, placing 63rd in a time of 28:26.00...academic all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lawrence Central High School...four-time New Balance Outdoor Nationals All-American...member of the 2012 national championship team in the 4xmile...state champion in the 800-meter run...also placed second in the 1600-meter run and mile at the state championship meets...won the 800-meter run at the Midwest Meet of Champions...clocked a season-best 800-meter time of 1:50.53 at the American Milers Club High Performance meet...that time was ranked 11th among the nation's high school seniors...finished seventh at the Indiana State Cross Country Championships...earned the Indiana High School Activity Association's Robert S. Hinshaw Mental Attitude Award...three-time member of the CYO City Basketball Championship team...prom king...graduated with a cumulative GPA of 4.2...received an A+ in film literature class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Scott Dorsey...nickname is "The Mayor"...son of Mark and Melissa Dorsey...has two younger siblings, Madison and Maria...majoring in biology...after serving in the Air Force, future plans include becoming a forensic pathologist and track coach...served as Standardization and Evaluation Clerk...maintained high standards in the squadron...hobbies include playing basketball, watching basketball, talking about basketball, eating and getting money...led Boise State to a national championship in College Hoops 2k8 on the PS3...completed Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also jumped out of a plane in AM 490, went snorkeling in Indiana and ran...set Freshman Class Records in the mile (4:08.10, adjusted for altitude) and 1500-meter run (3:45.74) during the 2014 track and field season...also ran on the outdoor distance medley relay that set an Academy record at the 2014 Penn Relays and on the squad that clocked the program's fifth-fastest indoor time...named to the USTFCCCA Division I Track and Field All-Academic Team...member of Cadet Squadron 40.
COACH COLE ON MATT: "Matt had a very good freshman year and is currently much further along with his fitness. While more track-oriented, he's a very tough runner and may surprise some people during cross country. I'm very excited to see what Matt is capable of during the coming year."