Vector Check

January 5, 2018

Air Force Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton and the department’s senior staff hosted its annual cadet-athlete mid-year vector check Wednesday night at the Academy. The popular event not only welcomes the cadet-athletes back from winter break, but also includes motivational messages and reinforces the expectations that were set at the beginning of the fall semester.

Coaches and cadet-athletes from all 27 intercollegiate teams, along with boxing the cheerleading, were on hand and treated to a video of 2017 highlights. Knowlton then conducted one of his popular knowledge tests where cadets are asked to answer questions about some of the history of Air Force athletics.

Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria addressed the cadets as well. Accomplishments from the fall semester were shared, including outstanding achievements in grades, leadership training and accomplishments on and off the field, as well as community service were celebrated. Cadet-athletes were also reminded that they are ambassadors for the Academy and the Air Force.

Dr. Kimberly Dickman and Col. Jen Block discussed resources available to all cadets to help take care of themselves both mentally and physically. The two also discussed sexual assault prevention. Shelly Morales, the athletic department’s newly hired assistant athletic director for sports nutrition also discussed the importance of sports nutrition for all athletic teams.

Following closing remarks from Knowlton, the event ended with the playing of the Air Force Song.



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