2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country) Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2011 Cross Country: Competed in five meets, scoring team's top five two times...Had season-best eighth-place finish at UTA Season Opener, covering four miles in 21:09...Turned in two other top-30 finishes, placing 27th at Bear Twilight Inivitational and 22nd at Baylor Invitational with personal-best six-kilometer time of 20:04.2...Finished 90th at Big 12 Championship with eight-kilometer time of 27:54.7...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll.
2011 Track: Did not compete...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and fall Baylor Dean's List.
2010 Cross Country: Did not compete...Named to Fall Big 12 Commissioner's and fall Baylor Dean's List.
High School: Helped lead Marshall High School to three district championships in cross country and two district titles in track and field...MHS track team also finished as district runner up in 2009...Earned academic all-state honors in cross country...Valedictorian of graduating class at MHS...National Merit Scholar and National Hispanic Scholar...Member of National Honor Society...Volunteered for Yellow Roses Organization.
Personal: Full name is Jonathan David Tijerina...Born Nov. 22, 1991, in Texarkana, Texas...Son of George and Anne Tijerina...Majoring in biology/pre-medicine.