Seventeen Air Force Swimmers/Divers Earn Academic All-MWC Honors
June 30, 2010
Seventeen members of the Air Force men's and women's swimming and diving teams were named Academic All-Mountain West Conference selections, as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon. The men's squad placed seven individuals on the academic all-conference team, while 10 members of the women's team received academic All-MWC accolades.
On the men's side, senior Kyle Van Valkenburg (Tucson, Ariz.) and juniors Nathaniel Gilbert (River Falls, Wis.) and Eric Robinson (Lakewood, Colo.) led the way with their third selections to the academic all-conference team. Sophomore Cody Deacon (Portland, Ore.) earn academic All-MWC honors for the second time, while freshmen Beau Riebe (Mercer Island, Wash.), Brent White (Loveland, Colo.) and Paul Young (Lakeville, Minn.) were all named to the team for the first time.
For the women, Katelyn Hunter (Sr., La Crescent, Minn.), Kaeli Kluesner (Jr., Denver, Colo.) and Chelsea Tompkins (Sr., Grand Junction, Colo.) earned academic all-conference honors for the third-straight year to lead the Falcons. Sophomores Alison Ceranski (Marinette, Wis.), Elvira Chiccarelli (Panama City Beach, Fla.), Lauren Delaney (Panama City, Fla.) and Rachel Reeder (St. Thomas, Pa.) each receive the second academic All-MWC accolades of their careers, while sophomore Cassie Fletcher (Durham, N.C.) and freshmen Rosie Mayou (Derby, Kan.) and Alexandra Trobe (Pittsforld, N.Y.) all earn academic all-conference recognition for the first time.
The spring 2010 Academic All-Mountain West Conference team included athletes in 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. 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.
Men's Team (# of times academic all-conference)
Women's Team (# of times academic all-conference)