Thirteen Black Knights Repeat as Academic Honorees
2013: Competed in five races in his sophomore season at West Point ... was the Black Knights' 15th finisher at the Army Open with a 5K time of 16:32.39 ... was the team's No. 10 runner at Cornell with a five mile time of 27:05.0 ... took 85th of 210 runners at the Iona Meet of Champions as Army's 11th finisher with an 8K time of 27:15.82 ... was Army's No. 10 runner in the "Star" meet against Navy, with a time of 26:14.51 ... ended the season with a 70th place finish of 106 runners at the Patriot League Championships (27:56.03) ... Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive season.
2012: Ran in five meets during his first season at West Point ... placed 13th of 101 in his first collegiate race - the Army Open on Aug. 31 ... followed with a 27th-place showing in a tri-meet against Binghamton and Cornell (Sept. 7) which featured a field of 44 ... Army's No. 2 finisher in the Open section of the Paul Short Meet on Sept. 28 ... placed 71st of 394 overall ... wrapped up freshman campaign in Star Meet at Navy on Oct. 13 ... ran the Annapolis, Md., 8K course in 27:36.70 ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
High School: Competed for Oliver Ames High School under the direction of Neil Levine ... four-time Hockomock League All-Star (2008-11) ... four-time all-divisional selection (2008-11) ... all-state honors in 2009 and 2011 ... Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic (2011) ... Brockton Enterprise Runner of the Year in 2011 ... National Merit Scholar Commended Student (2010) ... AP Scholar in 2010 ... New England Speech Finalist (2008-09).
Personal: Andrew Thomas Beck ... son of Kim and Capt. Clint Beck of the U.S. Navy ... brother, Matthew ... sister, Amanda ... home educated since second grade ... goes on service/mission trips with his church ... most recently went to Guatemala in 2011 to paint a school and sponsor underprivileged children ... enjoys country music ... favorite artist is the Zac Brown Band ... hangs out with friends and family, plays guitar, writes news articles and plays softball and basketball in his free time ... undeclared major.