MEADVILLE, Pa. (AlleghenySports.com) - Two-time NCAA Division III champion and 2012 Olympian Jeremy Scott has been chosen as one of four inductees to be enshrined in the Allegheny College Hall of Fame this weekend.
Scott, has enjoyed a world class pole vaulting career, will be officially enshrined on Saturday, as part of Allegheny College's Homecoming Weekend.
One of the most decorated track and field athletes in Division III history, Scott captured two Division III national championships and six North Coast Athletic Conference titles, while earning four All-America honors in the pole vault. In 2000, he won his first NCAC outdoor pole vault championship, going on to finish second nationally. The following year, he swept both the NCAC indoor and outdoor pole vault titles, and again finished as national runner-up.
In 2002, Scott enjoyed a truly storied season, finishing first at the NCAA Division III championships in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault. He went on to set an NCAA all-division record with a vault of 18-8, and in 2003, qualified for and competed in the world indoor championships, joining the legendary Edwin Moses as the only Division III athlete to do so while still a student. Forced to sit out the 2003 outdoor season at Allegheny, Scott graduated with a degree in Neuroscience, before enrolling in graduate studies at the University of Arkansas in 2003-04. He used his final season of collegiate eligibility at Arkansas, and promptly became the first Razorback to win the SEC pole vault championship, as the team went on to capture the conference team title.
Scott has since become a household name in the world track and field circles. The top-ranked indoor vaulter in both 2010 and '11, he achieved the ultimate goal of competing in the Olympic Games in 2012. In the summer of 2013, he finished second at the US track and field championships, qualifying for the world championships in Moscow.
A native of Norfolk, Neb., Scott currently resides in Brookland, Ark., with wife Sarah, son Cameron (2), and newborn daughter Nora.
Scott will be inducted into the Allegheny Hall of Fame alongside seven-time All-American swimmer Patrick Stewart '89, 11-time track and cross country champion and 1998 All-American Amy Seago '99, and 1995-96 NCAC men's basketball Player of the Year David Masciola '96, who is the second all-time leading scorer in Allegheny program history.