Lefever Named MWC Scholar-Athlete
Recently commissioned second lieutenant Luke Lefever was one of 28 Air Force athletes to be named a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete for the 2004-05 season, as released by the conference office today. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two semesters or three quarters at the certifying institution while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have competed in at least one varsity contest in their respective sport.
Lefever, a native of LaCrosse, Wis., earns his third-consecutive Scholar-Athlete honors this year, after graduating in June with a 3.73 GPA in civil engineering. Also a two-time academic all-district selection by CoSIDA, Lefever served as co-captain of the Falcons' wrestling team in 2004-05, helping lead the squad to a 5-7 dual meet record. This season, the 184-pounder put together a 23-17 record, including a 4-4 mark in dual action, despite missing the first part of the season following his second elbow surgery. Lefever, who wrapped up his career with an overall record of 72-45, was one of four Falcons to win an individual title at the Colorado Collegiates, helping Air Force to its first team title in the event since 2002, while also finishing as runner-up at the All-Academy Championships.