Air Force Places 15 on Academic All-Conference List
Katie Carroll

Jan. 26, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Air Force cross country team placed 15 of its members on the Mountain West Academic All-Conference Team, the league office announce this afternoon (Jan. 26). The squad, represented by seven men and eight women, collected the most honors of any fall sport at the Academy during the recent 2011 season.

Senior Katie Carroll made her fourth appearance on the academic all-conference list, becoming just the sixth Falcon in program history to earn academic all-conference honors all four years.

Juniors Jen Bremser, Jeremy Drenckhahn, Kate Kanetzky, Gage Owens and Andrew Quallio all made their third appearance on the academic all-conference team, while classmates Ted Artz and Matt Bell earned their second selection.

Sophomores Amanda Blain and Jake Hawkins, as well as freshmen Taylor Drolshagen, Rebecca Esselstein, Michelle Ferguson, Emily Hazen and Elliot Myers, all made their first appearance.

Air Force had 36 cadet-athletes collect academic all-conference honors during the fall semester, which includes men's and women's cross country, football, women's soccer and women's volleyball.

To be eligible, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their athletic team.

Name, Class, Major (GPA)
Ted Artz, junior, aeronautical engineering (3.89)
Matt Bell, junior, environmental engineering (3.53)
Jeremy Drenckhahn, junior, biology (3.80)
Jake Hawkins, sophomore, physics (3.77)
Elliot Myers, freshman, undeclared (3.58)
Gage Owens, junior, mechanical engineering (3.20)
Andrew Quallio, junior, mechanical engineering (3.22)

Names, Class, Major (GPA)
Amanda Blain, sophomore, legal studies (3.78)
Jen Bremser, junior, behavioral sciences (3.42)
Katie Carroll, senior, electrical engineering (3.27)
Taylor Drolshagen, freshman, undeclared (3.07)
Rebecca Esselstein, freshman, undeclared (3.95)
Michelle Ferguson, freshman, undeclared (3.97)
Emily Hazen, freshman, undeclared (3.01)
Kate Kanetzky, junior, geospatial science (3.79)



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