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Jobson lands SHAPE America Major of the Year award

Student Luke Jobson stands in front of a grey background, wearing his cross country jersey and holding a pair of running shoes over his shoulder.
Golden Bear Luke Jobson has landed the coveted SHAPE America Major of the Year award for the 2018-2019 academic year.
 
The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the fields of health, physical education, recreation and dance.
 
Jobson earned accolades on both the men’s cross-country and track and field teams, ending his undergraduate career as a six-time All American, two-time WVU Tech Athlete of the Year, two-time River States Conference Champion of Character and All-Conference track athlete.
 
Jobson also served as president and treasurer of the WVU Tech Student Government Association, president of the Sports Studies Club and as a resident assistant.
 
The Sydney, Australia native graduates this week with a degree in Sport Management, then it’s off to advanced studies at Florida State University, where Jobson will work toward a masters in sports management.
 
“I'd love to get involved with the administrative management within sporting teams and leagues, specifically with European soccer,” he said. 

As for the award, Jobson said he’s humbled.
 
“It's a great honor. It's a prestigious award with a lot of fantastic history behind it, and to be recognized by the faculty and my peers is truly special,” he said.

He credits his professors with helping him find success on and off the field.
 
“I just want to thank the sport studies department for the effort they've put in. We don't have a program or a chance to gain accolades like this without their work in creating the coursework and allowing us to grow as students, and it's a thankless job sometimes. Folks like Mark Jones, Laura Spiers and Caroline McKelvie are why Tech has a very good sport studies program, and hopefully they are able to continue to showcase students in the future who succeed,” he added.