Academic All-Mountain West Conference Team
Feb. 6, 2003
The Air Force cross country team placed 11 runners on the Mountain West Conference all-Academic team. Six women and five men received the academic honor.
Senior Elissa Ballas, juniors Anne Chumlea and Jean Taylor, sophomore Cindy Dawson, and freshmen Andrea Pinchak and Vivien Aspden were all selected for the 2002 fall season. This is Ballas, Chumlea and Taylor's third consecutive honor and Dawson's second.
To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least one semester term at the member institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor. A closer look at AFA's honorees follows:
Elissa Ballas Sr. Bay Village, OH 3.77 Biochemistry
Anne Chumlea Jr. Enon, OH 3.67 Ops Research
Jean Taylor Jr. Florissant, MO 3.10 Physics
Cindy Dawson So. Yreka, CA 3.51 Computer Science
Vivien Aspden Fr. Yucaipa, CA 3.67 Undeclared
Andrea Pinchak Fr. Shaker Heights, OH 3.09 Undeclared
Jim Blech Sr. Tempe, AZ 3.19 Humanities
Ben Payne Jr. Arvada, CO 3.07 Aeronautics
Brian Dumm So. Fairfax, VA 3.19 Humanities
Jeff Gosselin Fr. Cornelius, NC 3.18 Undeclared
Nick Wilson Fr. Jacksonville, FL 3.74 Undeclared