Kenny Grosselin Named to Academic All-America Team
June 23, 2008
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Kenny Grosselin, a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy, was named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First-Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and released on Monday, June 23.
Grosselin graduated from the Academy at the end of May with a 3.94 grade-point-average in mathematics. He becomes the third Academic All-American for the men's cross country and track teams, joining Chris Nelson (1990, 1991) and Nick Wilson (2005). Grosselin was the only member of the Mountain West Conference to earn first-team status and one of just two on the entire 45-member list.
It is the first such honor for Grosselin, who is a two-time Academic All-District first-team selection. A six-time academic all-conference selection for cross country and track, he was a recipient of the 2008 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and the athletic department's Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.
The native of Ramstein AB, Germany, served as the Wing Commander for the summer session, overseeing the incoming freshmen and the completion of Basic Cadet Training. A co-captain of the Falcons' cross country team, Grosselin competed at the conference and regional championships during each of the last two seasons. During the track season, he competed in the longer races, highlighted by participation in the 10,000-meter run at the MWC championships.
Grosselin was named Academic All-District in early June. His inclusion on the district first-team made him eligible for the national vote. To be eligible for the Academic All-America® award, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve for the varsity team, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.