Two Air Force Golfers Earn MWC Scholar-Athlete Honors
July 7, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Air Force golfers Alex Horrell and Mark Boyer have been named Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete for the 2009-10 season, as announced by the league. A total of 548 individuals earned the honor this season. It is the second MWC Scholar-Athlete selection for Horrell and the first for Boyer.
Horrell, a native of Scottsdale, Ariz., graduated from the Academy in May, compiling a 3.79 GPA as a systems engineering management major. The former team manager competed in a pair of varsity events for the Falcons this season, including Wyoming's Cowboy Classic, which was held in his hometown.
Meanwhile, Boyer is a rising junior who carries a 3.77 GPA in aeronautical engineering. A native of Hershey, Pa., Boyer competed in three varsity events for Air Force this year, including the Service Academy Golf Classic, where the Falcons won their 13th-straight team title in the event.
The MWC Scholar-Athlete Award is the highest academic honor bestowed by the Conference. 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 in an NCAA-sponsored sport.