May 3, 2011
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force Academy senior Eric Robinson has earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Robinson, who was the team captain of the Falcon men's swimming & diving team, will attend MIT next fall.
Robinson, a native of Lakewood, Colo., and graduate of D'Evelyn High School, was a four-year letterwinner for Air Force swimming & diving. Robinson is a five time recipient of the Dean's Ace award, for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average during a semester. His five Dean's Ace awards is tied for the most ever at the Air Force Academy.
He was the top cadet in 10 math classes, presented to the cadet who finished with the highest grade. He was the top cadet in 18 academic classes overall. Robinson has earned several accolades at the Academy. He has been on the superintendent's list for academic, military and athletic excellence six semesters, the dean's list seven times for academic excellence, the commandant's list seven times for military excellence and the athletic director's list six times for athletic excellence.
The senior is an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection. Robinson is also a three-time Academic All-Mountain West Conference and MWC Scholar-Athlete.
Robinson currently maintains a 3.99 overall GPA and is a perfect 4.00 in his mathematics major. Upon graduation from the Academy, he will attend MIT to study operations research with tuition support from a Draper Lab Fellowship.
In addition to his accomplishments in the classroom, Robinson held his own in the pool. The senior ranks in the Academy's top 10 all-time list in the 200 yard freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley events.
"Eric is an incredible young man," men's swimming head coach Rob Clayton said. "He is tied for the greatest number of semesters with a perfect 4.0 GPA in the history of the Air Force Academy--he's done this an incredible five semesters here! He will leave the Academy as one of our all-time top performers in the 200 free, 200 fly, and 400 IM. He also did a super job as our team captain this year. We are proud of Eric's accomplishments and are grateful that he's been a part of the swimming program during his four years at USAFA."