Men, women face field of Texas teams at Heart of Texas Soccer Complex Tuesday.
Senior runner holds 4.0 GPA, while majoring in biology.
Lady Bears have four runners earn All-Region honors.
Bears look to place into top two spots to advance to nationals.
Men's, women's athletes in action on Saturday in Kansas.
2014 All-Big 12 Indoors (Mile)
2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
2013 All-Big 12 Indoors (Distance Medley Relay)
2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
Eight-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
2014 Track: Named to spring Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors.
2013 Cross Country: Posted scoring performances in five of six races...Had season-best 8K-time of 24:50.00 to be 47th at Big 12 Championships...Finished as team's third runner at Chile Pepper Festival with time of 26:03.6 over 8,000 meters...Tallied scoring performances at Bear Twilight Invitational, Pre-National Invitational and NCAA South Central Regional as well...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors.
2013 Track: Earned All-Big 12 honors as anchor leg of distance medley relay squad that was seventh at Big 12 Indoor meet in 9:58.47...Competed in four other indoor meets...Took third at Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational in 1,000-meter event with time of 2:30.29...Had season-best mile time of 4:14.34 to be eighth at Razorback Invitational...Member of DMR squad that was second at TAMU 12-team event...Ran in six outdoor meets...Missed out All-Big 12 honors, but finished 9th in season-best time of 3:55.03 in 1,500-meter event at conference meet...Won both TCU Invitational and Baylor Quad Invitational in that event...Competed in Michael Johnson Classic, Florida Relays and Texas Relays as well...Named to spring Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 Cross Country: Participated in five meets, scoring at the NCAA South Central Regionals with time of 33:34.5 to be 84th and BU's fifth runner across...Had season-best finish of 13th at UTA Season Opener by covering three-mile course in 15:37.3...Was 63rd at Big 12 Championships in 8K time of 26:42.9...Earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 Track: Took part in four indoor meets...Recorded season-best time in 1,000-meters for third-place at Texas A&M Invitational...Ran 4:17.43 in season-best mile to be fifth at Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational...Was part of distance medley relay squad that was second at TAMU 10-Team meet...Ran opening leg of DMR squad that was 10th at Big 12 Indoor Championships in 10:09.76...Competed in three outdoor meets, running the 800 meter at TCU Invitational (14th, 2:01.55) and the 1,500-meters at Michael Johnson Dr Pepper Classic (12th, 4:02.64)... Was member of 4x1,500-meter relay team that took sixth at Texas Relays in 16:24.80...Named to spring Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
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.