Baylor Rotc Cadets Earn Commander's Award

April 22, 1997

Three Baylor University Air Force ROTC cadets recently earned the Air Force ROTC Commander's Award.

The Commander's Award recognizes those ROTC students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average in any given semester at a four-year accredited college or university and earn 400 out of a possible 500 points on the Air Force physical fitness test. The physical fitness test consists of sit ups, push ups, pull ups, the long jump and the 600-yard dash.

Baylor ROTC cadets who earned the award include Shawn Hatter, a junior from San Antonio; Shane McCauley, a junior from Little Rock, Ark.; and Bena Lander, a junior from Tulsa, Okla.

Lt. Col. Gregory Smith, commander of the Baylor ROTC detachment, said a 4.0 grade-point average shows obvious outstanding academic achievement, but earning the Commander's Award shows a commitment to excellence in physical fitness as well as academics because the fitness test can also be very physically demanding.

"The Commander's Award recognizes a significant accomplishment because not everyone can excel in both areas," Smith said.

For more information contact Leona Cloud, public affairs officer for the ROTC, at 420-1528.

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