The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference
Senior Rachel Kennedy led the way with her fourth scholar athlete honor.
Falcons open season Oct. 5, hosting New Mexico.
Kennedy and Trobe named MW Scholar-Athletes.
2012-13 (JUNIOR): Ranked third on team in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives...set career-high's with 235.85 points in 1m and 259.30 points in 3m...earned Academic All-MW and MW Scholar Athlete for third year.
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Set career-highs for points in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives...scored 221.41 points in the 1-meter against Colorado State...scored 206.41 points in the 3-meter against Northern Colorado...Academic All-MW and MW Scholar Athlete for the second-straight year.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Second on the team in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events...scored 187.95 points in the 1m vs. Northern Colorado...scored 198.98 points in the 3m vs. BYU...Academic All-MW and MW Scholar Athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL (Wasilla): Lettered three years in diving, four years in soccer and one year each in track and cross country...team captain for two years in diving and three for soccer...three time diving region champion and finished second at state...all-state soccer tournament member as a junior...state qualifier in track and cross-country...state champion in gymnastics as a freshman...National Honors Society member...class valedictorian...high school diving coach was Larry Smith.
PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 12...nicknames are Lil' Red and Red...has two siblings...brother, David, attends the Naval Academy...majoring in biology and is pre-med...on the superintendent's list...hobbies are hiking, snowboarding, sledding, dance, baking brownies, smiling and laughing...favorite food is pasta...favorite movies are She's The Man and Stick It...favorite book is Pride and Prejudice...person in history she'd most like to meet is Helen Keller because she faced so much adversity as a young child and never gave up to improve herself in all aspects of her life...something not many people know about her is that she is the only redhead in her entire family on both sides...credits her dad as having the biggest influence on her sports career...most noteworthy thing about her hometown is that she lives down the road from Sarah Palin and went to high school with her children..favorite athlete is Shawn Johnson...pre-meet ritual is to say a little prayer that she does her best and to have fun...enjoys listening to Taylor Swift and Keith Urban...spent the summer before her senior year conducting medical research related to endometriosis at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Fort Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash., for four weeks and also spent three weeks working at USAFA as an EMT for Basic Cadet Training and ESET...daughter of Dan and Janet Kennedy.