justin jackson, nova southeastern university
Coming into his freshman season at Nova Southeastern University, Justin Jackson is turning heads and looking like one of the instrumental performers on the team. The Miami native runs sprints and jumps for the Sharks and is excited to show the collegiate track world what he’s made of. Studying sports and recreation management and a double minor in communications and entrepreneurship Jackson hopes to one day be an athletic director of a Division I institution and help change a program for the better.
In the last academic semester, Jackson earned a 3.54 GPA making the scholar’s list at NSU. On the track he has only participated in one meet but he showed out taking the top spot in the triple jump with a 13.60m jump and got first place in the 4x400m relay with a team time of 3:19 and a split of 49.85. In high school Jackson was the district champion in the triple jump and qualified for regionals in the long and triple. He also received the sportsmanship award as one of the three biggest awards at his high schools sports banquet. At NSU he is the pledge educator in his fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, or FIJI. He is also involved in SAAC and in the Razor’s Edge Shark Cage scholarship program, a business based program in which students need to start and operate a business on campus for the betterment of the school. Jackson currently works as an official and supervisor in training for the intramural sports department at Nova Southeastern.