June 27, 2011
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Six members of the Air Force baseball team were named to the Academic All-Mountain West team. The six all-academic selections are the most in a season in Falcon baseball history, tying the 2002 team which also had six.
Juniors Evan Abrecht and Michael Ceci led the way for the Falcons with their third all-academic honor. Abrecht, a right-hand pitcher from Farmington, Ark., and a Systems Engineering-Human Systems major, posted a 3.46 cumulative grade-point average. Ceci, a left-hand pitcher from Marietta, Ga., and a Management major, posted a 3.77 GPA.
Three Falcons, senior outfielder Jon McMahon, senior shortstop Vai Schierholtz and sophomore right-hand pitcher Matt Zettler, earned their second conference all-academic honor. McMahon, a native of Londonderry, N.H. and a Mechanical Engineering major, recently graduated with a 3.25 GPA. Schierholtz, a native of Danville, Calif., and a Mechanical Engineering major, also recently graduated with a 3.55 GPA. Zettler, a native of Winter Springs, Fla., and a Civil Engineering major, posted a 3.09 GPA.
Sophomore right-hander Luke Dorlac was the sixth Falcon to earn Academic All-MW. Dorlac, a native of Windsor, Colo., and a Mechanical Engineering major, posted a 3.01 GPA.
A total of 757 student-athletes were named to the spring 2011 Academic All-Mountain West team. Spring sports include baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's track and field.
Air Force posted 60 student-athletes to the spring 2011 Academic All-MWC team. 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.