From OVC Media Relations
The latest episode of the #OVCExtra Podcast, the official podcast of the Ohio Valley Conference, is now available for listening and to download wherever podcasts are available and at www.OVCSports.com/Podcast.
Episode 28 features Jamaal Thompson, the winner of the 2020-21 OVC Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award as a student-athlete at Tennessee Tech.
Thompson was a three-year member of the Golden Eagles football team and last season also joined the TTU basketball program when the team needed some additional players. Last year he had 29 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, while forcing and recovering two fumbles and saw action in three basketball games, becoming the first Tennessee Tech student-athlete to be on the roster for both sports since 1992.
In the classroom he has earned a 3.96 GPA in communications, earning his undergraduate degree this past spring. Thompson is now working on his doctorate at Tennessee Tech.
In the Fall of 2020 he was the co-creator of CODE (Center of Diversity Education), which is a student-led campus organization that promotes unity through diversity. It allows student-athletes the opportunity to convene and communicate real world issues, changes they would like to see in the community and the world.
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Photo | Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information