Florida Tech’s Watson Earns Track & Field Honors
By Space Coast Daily // July 25, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech graduate student Ja’Mar Watson has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field Team.
In his first season as a Panther, Watson became the track & field program’s first national qualifier.
In May, he placed 13th in the hammer throw at a distance of 59.07 meters at the NCAA Division II Championships and his performance highlighted a season in which he won seven events, including three in his Florida Tech debut and he placed second three times.
Watson also excelled academically, posting a perfect 4.0 grade point average in his first two semesters as a space systems major.
He earned his undergraduate degree in applied physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in May 2011. At RPI, Wastson qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships two times in track & field and played football.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.
His selection to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field Team was announced Tuesday.