Hall of Fame Athlete

Jimmy Watts '00

Jimmy Watts '00

  • Basketball, Track and Field
  • Hall of Fame Class of 2011

Jimmy Watts won two NCAA Division III national championships in the decathlon in 1999 and 2000 while earning All-America honors. He set a Willamette record in the decathlon at the 2000 NCAA Championships with a score of 7,384 points. 

Watts ranks in the Top 10 all-time at Willamette in five track and field events. He is first in the decathlon, second in the high jump (6’10.75”), fourth in the javelin throw (202’11”), seventh in the pole vault (14’5.25”) and ninth in the long jump (22’10”). 

He won back-to-back Northwest Conference individual championships in the high jump in 1999 and 2000, clearing 6’8.75” each year.

Watts also competed for the Willamette men’s basketball team for three seasons. He was a post for the Bearcats in 68 games during his career and shot 51.3% from the field. He averaged 6.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

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