CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia jumper Jordan Scott (Portmore, Jamaica) was named the NCAA Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association of America’s release of the regional awards on Friday (May 31). The junior earned his second USTFCCCA honor after winning the Indoor USTFCCCA Southeast Region Field Athlete of the Year earlier this year.
Scott is the second UVA field performer to earn the outdoor award, joining Filip Mihaljevic who was named the regional winning in 2015 and 2017.
The current NCAA leader in the triple jump, Scott enters his third NCAA Outdoor Championships with a wind-assisted mark of 17.37m (57’0″) and a wind-legal jump of 17.08m (56’0.5″). He captured both marks at the ACC Championships to win the conference title while setting an ACC, ACC Meet, Lannigan Field and UVA record. Scott’s wind-assisted jump of 17.37m ranks sixth in the world this season while his 17.08m mark ranks 10th among wind-legal jumps.
Scott was named the Men’s ACC Field MVP at the ACC Championships, adding a win in the long jump to his conference resumé. Scott jumped 7.83m (25’8.25″) to clinch the ACC title and set a UVA record in the event. He scored 20 points for the Cavaliers at the conference meet, helping Virginia to a second-place finish in the team standings.
Scott recorded his third NCAA Outdoor Championship berth at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville, Fla. (May 25). The jumper reached 16.48m (54’1″) on his third attempt to record the second-best jump at the regional qualifier. Scott and the Cavaliers will compete at the NCAA Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, June 5-8.