June 23, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nine members of the Air Force cross country team were named to the Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete list, the league office announced this afternoon (June 23). Seven men and two women highlighted the cross country team's list, which features the most accolades of any Air Force sport.
Senior Kenny Grosselin, recipient of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, Air Force Student-Athlete Award and Academic All-America certificate, led the team with a 3.96 GPA in mathematics. He was joined by three juniors, two sophomores and one freshman on the men's team.
Juniors Daniel Castle (English) and Justin Mason (aeronautical engineering) boasted matching 3.71 grade-point-averages, while classmate and NCAA Championship competitor Matt Williams claimed a 3.52 GPA in behavioral sciences. Sophomores Austin Fritzke (3.74-electrical engineering) and Zach Nordahl (3.58-civil engineering) rounded out the men's team with freshman Tyler Small (3.64-undeclared).
On the women's side, sophomore Brittany Morreale, an Academic All-District selection, led the way with a 3.93 GPA in physics. Freshman Jessica Drewicz joined Morreale on the list with a 3.65 GPA in meteorology.
To be eligible for selection student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition for their athletic team.