Jasmyn Steels, one of the finest athletes to ever wear a NSU Demon uniform, will don the colors of Team USA as she competes in the long jump at this year’s North American, Central American and Caribbean meet held in Santiago De Quataro, Mexico. Steels is the only NSU athlete to be chosen to attend and is one of only two jumpers in the entire United States to be chosen. She will compete in her event on Friday, July 5.
Steels is as impressive in the classroom as she is on the track where she did the long jump, triple jump and high jump. She graduated this May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She managed this in three years, earning a 3.65 grade point average while achieving records at the highest level of her sport. Steels will return to NSU and the track team this year to earn her Master’s degree in Sports Administration. Earning two degrees in five years while competing at the highest levels of Division I NCAA Track is an incredible accomplishment.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes you all the best as you represent our great nation with Team USA. We also look forward to the day when you wear the uniform of the United States Olympic Team. Godspeed Jasmyn Steels!