June 30, 2008
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Three members of the Air Force women's basketball team earned academic honors from the Mountain West Conference. Senior guard Pamela Findlay earned MWC Academic All-Conference and MWC Scholar-Athlete honors for the fourth-consecutive year. Sophomore Kathleen Schjodt and freshman Jennifer Bandi also garned MWC Scholar-Athlete honors as well.
The MWC Scholar-Athlete 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 for their athletic team.
Findlay, who was also a MWC All-Conference selection on the court, graduated with a 3.81 GPA and a degree in Biology. A four-year letterwinner and team co-captain as a senior, the Glenview, Ill. native ranked second on the team in scoring with 10.7 points, while adding 5.0 rebounds per contest. The senior was Air Force's top distance and free throw shooter, making 39.2 percent of her three-point attempts and sinking 87.5 percent from the free throw line.
Schjodt, a native of Hot Springs, S.D., earned her second Scholar-Athlete award. Schjodt currently holds a 3.71 GPA in Aeronautical Engineering. The forward missed the first-half of the 2007-08 recovering from injury, but returned to play in three conference games and scored seven points.
Bandi, a native of Winchester, Mass., earned her first Scholar-Athlete award. Bandi currently holds a 3.93 GPA and is undeclared on a major. The forward saw action in four games in her first year with the Falcons.
The three MWC Scholar-Athlete honors are the most by the women's basketball program, surpassing the two selected in 2007.