Eric Robinson Named 2010-11 Mountain West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
July 20, 2011
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Eric Robinson, a recent Air Force Academy graduate and member of the men's swimming & diving team, was named the 2010-11 Mountain West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced today by the conference office. Robinson is the third men's swimmer from the Academy to earn the honor in the last eight years.
Robinson joins former UNLV golfer Therese Koelbaek, who was named the Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year, respectively.
Robinson, a mathematics major, excelled for the Falcons' swimming and diving team the past four years, including the last two as team captain. In addition to ending his career ranked in the Academy's all-time top 10 list in the 200 yard freestyle, 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley events, Robinson helped engineer the Falcons' two best team performances at the MW Championships with second-place finishes in 2009 and 2010. A four-year letterwinner and two-time all-MW performer (2009, 2010), he also earned Academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete honors four straight years and was recently awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Hailing from Lakewood, Colo., Robinson graduated from the Academy in May 2011 with a 3.98 cumulative grade point average, including a perfect 4.0 in his major, and was awarded the prestigious Draper Fellowship for graduate study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A Dean's List honoree all eight semesters at the Academy, Robinson was tabbed a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2010 and twice was honored as a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection (2009, 2010).
Robinson often assumed roles of responsibility and leadership at the Academy, including posts as Cadet Wing Director of Academics and Academic Squadron Commander. He also found time for community service activities, serving as an assistant coach for a local recreational swim team and volunteering with several elementary school programs.
Robinson joins former Falcon swimmers John Dayton (2003) and Matt Karmondy (2006) who have earned MW Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.