Aug. 2, 2001
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, CO. -
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, CO. -The Mountain West Conference named 16 men and nine women Air Force Academy track athletes to their 2001 Academic All-Conference team today. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor to the team.
A total of 207 student-athletes earned MWC academic honors in 2000-01, including 127 women and 80 men. BYU led the way with 52 honorees, followed by Colorado State with 34 and New Mexico with 31. Wyoming placed 29 student-athletes on the MWC academic team, while Air Force had 25 and Utah had 19. San Diego State and UNLV, each sponsoring only women's track and field programs, followed with 10 and seven Academic All-MWC award winners, respectively. A total of 66 student-athletes were repeat selections from 2000.
Following is a list of Academy athletes named to the team along with their majors and grade point averages.
Name Class GPA Major*Elissa Ballas Sophomore 3.86 Biochemistry Justin Ballinger Sophomore 3.35 Mathematics Bryant Bevan Freshman 3.61 Aeronautical Engineering Jim Blech Sophomore 3.34 Biology Jim Campbell Freshman 3.01 Undeclared *Brian Carpenter Junior 3.16 Computer Science Anne Chumlea Freshman 3.75 Undeclared *Katie Crow Sophomore 3.52 Biology Tracy Denaro Sophomore 3.68 Biochemistry *Jocelyn Dooley Sophomore 3.41 Physics Kurt Duffy Senior 3.27 Management *Katherine Eckert Sophomore 3.66 Chemistry Tim Fritz Sophomore 3.16 Management Ben Gensic Senior 3.00 Civil Engineering Nick Herald Freshman 3.34 Undeclared Tim Hughes Freshman 3.15 Undeclared Luke Marker Freshman 3.33 Undeclared Jessica Perez Freshman 3.04 Mathematics *Shane Rogers Senior 3.56 Physics Jean Taylor Freshman 3.23 Undeclared Sean Temple Freshman 3.38 Engineering Mechanics Robert Thompson Junior 3.72 Environmental Engineering *David Thompson Sophomore 3.63 Biochemistry *Dalia Wenckus Senior 3.59 English *Brian Willis Sophomore 3.53 Civil Engineering
* = Indicates A Previous Award