Award Winner Description
As a 56-4 triple jumper, Paul Jordan made the 1980 Olympic team when he finished 2nd in the Trials.
But the U.S. didn’t go to the Olympics that year due to a boycott. He also competed in the 1976
trials and made the team in 1984. Jordan ranks third on the school all-time triple jump list with
a 1979 mark of 54-9. During Jordan’s career he set and extended the Vol triple jump record seven
times moving the mark from 52-6.25 to 54-9. A two time All-America, Jordan placed sixth in the
outdoor NCAA in 1976 with a leap of 50-0.75 and during the 1979 indoor meet he was second with a
54-4 He also captured the 1979 SEC outdoor title with a mark of 52-8 and won SEC indoor crowns in
1977 and 1979. Jordan also won Penn Relay triple jump crowns in 1977 and 1979.