Former Falcon Kenny Grosselin Named 2008 Cadet of the Year
April 16, 2009
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Former Air Force distance runner and current second lieutenant Kenny Grosselin was named the 2008 Cadet of the Year, the Air Force recently announced. The award, presented by the British Air Squadron, recognizes the most outstanding cadet in an Air Force commissioning program.
Grosselin, a letterwinner for the Falcons in both cross country and track, was a two-time academic all-district selection and 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America selection. He was a competitor at the conference and regional cross country championships during each of his last two seasons, as well as running in the 10,000-meter run at the MWC Track and Field Championships.
He also served as the Cadet Wing Commander during the summer of 2007, overseeing the incoming freshmen and completion of Basic Cadet Training. During his tenure, the wing developed a standardization and evaluation program for the Academy's summer session.
Grosselin graduated second overall in a class of 1,012. Currently attending training at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Grosselin was the recipient of the Rand Doctorate Scholarship at Pardee Rand Graduate School, as well as the 2008 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
The British Air Squadron first established this award to pay tribute to the U.S. military for its support of the United Kingdom over the years.