Meet a MSU Student Athlete | Kevin Jackson

Name: Kevin B. Jackson

Sport: Track and Field

Event: Men's High Jump

Year in School: 5th year Senior

Major: (B)Political Science: Public Admin and Public Policy, (M) Economics

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Why did you choose Michigan State? Michigan State harbors faculty and alumni of positive attitude and giving nature. I felt that this would be an environment I could thrive in given my interest.

How did you decide on your major? I was looking for a major that would allow me to give back to my community and help identify its needs flaws and room for growth. Public Admin and Public Policy is a vehicle to arrive me at that understanding. I can ultimately become a Public servant and act on this skill set that I am developing at Michigan State.

Favorite class and why? Constitutional Law and Judicial Process. These were both taught by the same professor but this class challenged me to adjust to a different method of learning. The class room setting was similar to those of top ABA rated law schools.

What are your career aspirations? I aspire to work in a policy making setting and enrolling in lawschool. The order of these aspirations are yet to be determined but will be very shortly.

What living person do you admire the most? I admire those who are able to be autonomous in their lifestyles and means of making a living. It is hard not to conform to society's pressures and norms. I admire all those who are happy doing exaxtly what they want to do.

What is your most marked characteristic? You'd have to ask others that. Im not very conscious of those those of things.

What are some of the community service projects you have enjoyed most? Teams for toys, Food drives, summer camp mentor participant.

What are some of your hobbies outside of your sport? Researching things on the internet.

Name one thing most Spartan fans do not know about you? Im addicted to BBQ sauce.

Name one thing most Spartan fans do not know about your coach? Addicted to visors.

Three words that describe yourself... Motivated, autonomous, blessed

Three words that describe your coach... Dedicated, fearless, blessed

Three words to describe your team... Flourishing, united, unforeseen

- 355 student-athletes maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

- 41 student-athletes had a 4.0 semester

- 388 student-athletes achieved a 3.0 or higher semester GPA

- 15 sports maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

- 15 sports had a 3.0 or higher semester GPA

- S-A Cumulative GPA: 2.9995

- S-A Semester GPA: 2.9785