Two Falcons Earn Academic All-MWC Honors
June 29, 2010
Two members of the 2009-10 Air Force women's tennis team, Sarah Cassman and Christine Molina, have been named to the 2010 Academic All-Mountain West Conference team. 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. This is the third academic all-conference honor for Cassman and the first for Molina.
Cassman, who will begin her senior campaign this fall, played the majority of the '10 season at the Nos. 5 and 6 singles positions. She finished third on the team with 25 overall singles wins, becoming the first Falcon with at least 20 singles wins in three consecutive years since Air Force moved to Division I in 1996. Cassman also won the 2010 Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the Mountain Region. She currently has a 3.38 cumulative GPA in environmental engineering.
Molina, meanwhile, finished second on the team with 27 overall singles wins during his freshman season. She played all six positions during the season and had a winning record at Nos. 2-6. Including her 23 doubles wins, she became the first Falcon to post 50 overall victories since 2006. Molina recorded a 3.28 GPA during his first year at the Academy and has yet to declare a major.
A total of 760 student-athletes, including 56 from the Academy, were named to the spring 2010 Academic All-Mountain West Conference team. Spring sports include 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.