Ciersten Burks and Jordan Hulls named 2013 Spirit of Indiana Director's Award winners.
2012 (REDSHIRT): Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.
2011 (JUNIOR): Indoor: Took seventh in the pole vault at Big Tens, clearing a PR 5.08m (16-8). Outdoor: Cleared 5.00m (16-5) to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Indoor: Recorded an indoor PR at the Indiana Relays, clearing 4.90m (16-1). Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round with a clearance of 5.03m (16-6) at the Indiana State Quadrangular ... cleared 4.95m (16-3) at the East prelims for 28th ... finished 10th at Big Tens, just two spots out of scoring a team point for the Hoosiers ... named Academic All-Big Ten and USTFCCCA All-Academic.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Indoor: Cleared 4.87m at the Indiana Relays, a career best. Outdoor: Cleared a career-best 4.65m at the Alabama Relays.
PREP: Holds the Jasper High School record for the pole vault (15'9") ... was a three-time sectional champion ...was a two-time regional winner ... three-time state qualifier ... recieved All-State honors twice ... won four letters in track and field and three in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born July 18, 1989 ... majoring in management ... son of Kevin and Bev Messmer ... has a sister named Alison.
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