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SAAC Spotlight: Seattle Pacific's Jacob Medjo
Jacob Medjo averaged 4.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game with a .424 field goal percentage in the abbreviated 2020-21 basketball season.
Jacob Medjo averaged 4.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game with a .424 field goal percentage in the abbreviated 2020-21 basketball season.
Jacob Medjo
Jacob Medjo

Friday, March 12, 2021

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, GNACsports.com uses this space to profile conference student-athletes who are members of their respective institutions’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to providing feedback on the student-athlete experience, conference and institutional SAAC members also offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Name: Jacob Medjo
Sport:
Men’s Basketball
Institution:
Seattle Pacific University
Year:
Junior
Major:
Biochemistry
Hometown:
Bothell, Washington

Why Did You Choose To Attend Seattle Pacific?: I loved the atmosphere on campus and the ability to spread my wings as an individual.

What Is Your Favorite Class You Have Taken And Why?: Organic Chemistry. I loved the material and we applied the things we learned in labs. The professor also made the class enjoyable.

Years Involved In SAAC: Three years.

The Reason You Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: I wanted to have my voice heard in the NCAA decision-making process.

Most Memorable SAAC Activity To Date: Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club. The smiles that we received made it fulfilling.

How Do You Feel Participating In SAAC Will Help You In Life After You Graduate?: It will help me by reminding me that even when people disagree on a topic, there is always a middle ground to be found.

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Division II Student-Athlete?: It means that I’m a well-rounded individual who is more than what people might see.

What Is The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned About Balancing Athletics And Academics?: Athletics take up more time than just practice, weights and games. So much goes into athletics that you have to be on top of your academics.

Biggest Obstacle Overcome During Your Collegiate Career: Having surgery on my shoulder during my freshman year.

Favorite Thing About Competing In The GNAC: The friends I’ve made.

Most Memorable Sports-Related Moment: Winning the GNAC regular-season title in 2019-20.

If You Could Change One NCAA Rule, It Would Be: I would remove the limit on official visits.

Best Advice You’d Give To An Incoming Freshman: Things happen and not everything goes according to plan. Roll with the punches and make the most of it.

If You Could Spend The Day With One Person (Past Or Present), Who Would It Be (And Why)?: I would spend the day with Jesus to learn from him.

Extracurricular Activities: Any outdoor activities like fishing, biking, hiking and camping.

Future Goals After Graduation: I want to work in pharmaceutical research and development.

Favorite Sports Team: Portland Trail Blazers.

Favorite Athlete: Kevin Garnett.

One Thing People Don’t Know About You Is: I love movies.

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