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Dylan Abood

School

Air Force

Position
Defenseman
Major
Electrical Engineering

Classroom

Dylan Abood carries a 3.85 overall GPA and a 3.69 GPA in his major of electrical engineering. He ranks 35th in his class of 1,006, is a member of the Academy Scholars Program for carrying a GPA above 3.50, and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He has been on the Dean’s List every semester and Superintendent’s List three times for excellence in academics, military and physical fitness. Abood has been on the Dean’s Aces List “Straight A’s” twice. He is a two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and a three-time Academic All-Conference, and he earned the team’s scholar athlete award last season. Abode also was selected for the Cadet Summer Research Program with MIT Lincoln under Group 73 (Energy Systems) in summer of 2017, building, developing and testing a portable solar power system to assist with disaster relief operations.

Character

Abood was named the outstanding cadet in the Aggressors Squadron (approx. 125 cadets) for excellence and leadership during Basic Training. He was selected as the Flight Commander in his squadron, responsible for the development of 24 cadets under his leadership. He has held numerous leadership positions in his squadron (including Flight Non-Commissioned Officer, Element Leader and Basic Training Element Leader), and he was selected for the Association of Innovation Consulting Team in the 2017-18 academic year, working to find solutions to real-world problems in the Department of Defense and the private sector.

Community

Abood has volunteered numerous hours in the community. He has volunteered with Break Time, assisting families that have special-needs children. He volunteered at the Marion House Soup Kitchen, assisting with the Colorado Springs homeless population, and he has volunteered with local fire mitigation units, assisting with the clean-up of several wild fires in Colorado.

Competition

Abood was selected as the team’s captain as both a junior and senior. He has played in 93 career games (as of Oct. 23) and has recorded 22 career points (4-18-22). He scored the game-winner earlier this season against Arizona State, the second game-winner of his career. He is +26 for his career (as of Oct. 23), ranked sixth in Atlantic Hockey Conference last season with 64 blocked shots and currently ranks second in the league in blocked shots with 12 (as of Oct. 23).