Former East Central Trojan and current Thomas More University senior Jacob Steinmetz was recently named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCAA) All-Academic Individual for the indoor season. To be named a USTFCCCA All-Academic athlete, the student-athlete must have a cumulative 3.25 GPA, achieved an A or B standard in a championship event and completed at least two semesters or three quarters at the certifying institution. Steinmetz finished 12th at the NAIA Indoor National Championships in the weight throw with a school-record mark of 17.22-meters (56-06). He qualified for the national championship with a throw of 17.03 meters. Steinmetz also broke the Mid-South Conference Championships meet record with a throw of 16.78 meters. He was named the Mid-South Conference Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week three times this season. Thomas More’s Saints are scheduled to open the 2021 indoor season on January 23 when they compete at the Otterbein University Invitational in Westerville, Ohio.Photo and story courtesy of Thomas More University.