Jasmine Watson
Jasmine Watson
Height: 5-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Florence, SC
High School: West Florence HS
Major: Nursing

FMU: 2-year returning letterwinner.....Track and Field Team MVP for 2018....2017 PBC All-Sportsmanship Team for cross country....PBC All-Academic Team 2018, 2017....Competed in all six races as a sophomore in 2017....Placed 84th at 2017 PBC Meet and 159th at NCAA II Southeast Championships....Ran in 5 of 6 races during the 2016 campaign....Placed 104th at 2016 PBC Championships....A natural athlete that recently began trying out distance running....Excited about the opportunity to run cross country, and her future is only limited by the time it takes her to assimilate to the longer distances.....After running cross country in the fall, will return to her more regular disciplines on the track....Have known Jasmine for a quite a while, dating back to her attending the university’s Activities Camp as a youngster....Is a Resident Assistant in FMU student housing....Orientation Leader....Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) national leadership honor society....Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society....FMU Student Marshal 2017-18....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2017, 2018....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2016 (fall), 2017 (spring, fall), 2018 (spring, fall)....Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2017-18, 2018-19.

PERSONAL:

  • Born Jasmine Watson in Florence, S.C.
  • Graduate of West Florence High School, where she competed under the direction of coaches Jim Fritchman and Chris Wegmann
  • Competed in the long jump, triple jump, 200-meters, 400-meters, and relay teams
  • During her senior year, she posted season-best marks of 15-6 in the long jump, 32-11 in the triple jump, 28.80 in the 200-meters, 65.27 in the 400-meters, 57.33 in the 4x100-meter relay, and 4:30.45 in the 4x400-meter relay
  • Four-year letterwinner in track
  • Served in the West Florence student council as president of her sophomore class (2013-14)
  • Nicknames is Jazz.

PERSONAL FAVORITES: 

  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Actress
  • Favorite Superhero: Wonder Woman 
  • Favorite Athlete: Allyson Felix 
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Pittsburg Steelers
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: Wonder
  • Favorite Food: Shrimp 
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Beach
  • Twitter Handle: datick2datock
  • Instagram Account: theyvotedwatson
  • Your Motivation Music: Adele
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: Being about to hammock all the time
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity: Biking
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: Stay out of the 30’s
  • Interesting Notes: Always smiling 
  • Brush With Greatness: Once met former president Bill Clinton at FMU

 

Best 5K Time

28:33 at 2017 PBC Championship Meet

Best 6K Time

36:36 at 2016 PBC Championships