The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference
Nine men and six women earned academic all-league honors.
Ted Artz, Jeremy Drenckhahn and Kate Kanetzky are the program's latest four-time honorees.
A program-record five Falcons earned their fourth straight academic all-conference honor.
FRESHMAN ( 2012): Competed in three races...clocked a season-opening 5K time of 16:52.3 to finish 48th at the Colorado State Open...also competed in 8K races at the Rocky Mountain Shootout (29:09.0, 118th) and Metro State Invitational (28:21.0, 32nd)...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL: La Cueva High School...earned all-state honors in the 1600-meter run...first-team all-district selection in both cross country and track...earned academic all-district honors in cross country...named the La Cueva Scholar-Athlete of the Year...AP Scholar.
PERSONAL: Full name is Sean Michael Bapty...nickname is "Needle"...son of Alex and Susan Bapty...father is a 1984 graduate of the Air Force Academy...has one older sister, Samantha...majoring in electrical engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...named to the Dean's List and Athletic Director's List...hobbies include sailing, Frisbee and movies...completed Soaring and Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...member of Cadet Squadron 02.