COLORADO SPRINGS — Twelve cadets including Brian Ford from Alamosa were recognized at the Dean’s Heritage House on September 20 for achieving perfect 4.0 academic GPAs during the Spring 2012 semester.
The Spring 2012 Aces List includes three freshmen, three sophomores, six juniors and seven seniors who have since graduated. Cadet 1st Class Brian Ford was a senior at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs when he made the list.
He is a 2009 Alamosa High School graduate and the son of Al and Sally Ford of Alamosa.
He credited his track and field coach for his success.
“The 4.0 wouldn’t have been possible without my coach’s support,” Cadet 1st Class Ford said. “I had to sacrifice more practice time than I care to admit to achieve academically.”
The Dean’s Aces dinner recognized cadets who “truly distinguished themselves academically.”
Only 19 cadets out of the 4,292-member Cadet Wing earned a 4.0 GPA in the spring semester.