Student-athlete Jamie Jackson has been selected to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A junior, he is the first member of Rensselaer’s golf team to be selected National Academic All-America.
Jackson averaged 75.73 strokes over 19 rounds in 10 tournaments this season. He won four events, including three consecutive in September: a 74-72 – 146 in the 128-person Duke Nelson Classic, a 70-75 – 145 in the Williams College Fall Invitational, and a 72-70 – 142 in the Liberty League Fall Qualifier. He later won the Fred Kravetz Invitational, shooting a 72-74 – 146 in mid-April. He was the Liberty League Performer of the Week four times, the ECAC Player of the Month in September, and he was selected to the Division III PING All-Northeast Region Team, as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
A biomedical engineering major who carries a 3.95 cumulative grade point average, Jackson is in the Capital Region this summer while interning on the medical devices team at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He has been conducting research in the Musculoskeletal Mechanics Laboratory at Rensselaer since September 2014, having two abstracts accepted for poster sessions at the Northeast Bioengineering Conference and Rensselaer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Last summer, he conducted research in the Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration Laboratory at Rutgers University, from which he had an abstract accepted for the poster session at the 2014 BMES Annual Meeting.
Jackson will serve as the captain of Rensselaer’s golf team as a senior.