Falcons Place 13 on Academic All-Conference List
Feb. 7, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Air Force cross country team placed 13 of its members on the Mountain West Conference all-academic team, the league office announced today (Feb. 7). The 10 members of the men's team and three members of the women's team were some of the 379 athletes named to the all-conference list.
Senior co-captain Kenny Grosselin led the men's field with a 3.95 grade-point-average in mathematics. He was joined by classmates Ian McFarland and co-captain Josh Van Wyngaarden. McFarland holds a GPA of 3.02 in civil engineering, while van Wyngaarden maintains a 3.67 in biology. This is van Wyngaarden's third selection to the academic all-conference list and the second for Grosselin and McFarland.
Three juniors were also named to the list, as Joe Curran (3.79, aeronautical engineering) and Daniel Castle (3.71, English) join NCAA participant Matt Williams (3.45, behavioral sciences). Four sophomores were also named to the list. Austin Fritzke leads the class with a 3.78 GPA in English. Zach Nordahl (3.60, civil engineering), Arthur Grijalva (3.34, operations research) and Ryan Workman (3.000, systems engineering) round out the list.
Senior Kelly Robinson claimed her fourth academic all-conference citation, with a 3.25 GPA in political science. She is just the second member of the women's squad (Anne Chumlea: 2000-01-02-03) to earn four consecutive honors.
Fall sports include men's and women's cross country, football, women's soccer and women's volleyball. To be eligible for selection, 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.