May 15, 2014 6:15 PM by Jordan Mason
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Three Air Force Falcons were named to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Senior diver Rachel Kennedy, senior hockey player Adam McKenzie and senior lacrosse player Michael Curran were all named to the first team and will all be on the ballot for Academic All-America honors.
Kennedy, a native of Wasilla, Alaska, was a four-year letter winner with the Falcon diving team and maintains a 3.93 overall grade-point average. She will graduate as the top ranked cadet from the biology department and the top-ranked cadet from the Basic Sciences Division.
Curran, a native of North Brunswick, N.J., carries a 3.67 grade point average as a management major. He played in 11 games for the Falcons in 2014 as a reserve midfielder, scoring four points, including a career-best three assists. A four-year letterwinner for the Falcons, Curran is a two-time ECAC All-Academic honoree and three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (with 2014 honors pending). Additionally, he was named the Outstanding Cadet in Management (the largest major at the Academy) for the class of 2014, ranking first out of 173 cadets.
McKenzie, from Petaluma, Calif., carries a 3.89 GPA as an aeronautical engineering major. A second-team all-conference defenseman and team captain as a senior, McKenzie played in all 39 games and tied for the team lead in scoring among defensemen with 18 points. Off the ice, McKenzie ranks 12th in the class of 2014 (1,018 cadets) in overall GPA, ranks 20th in overall Order of Merit and ranks third in his major of aeronautical engineering in overall GPA.