James Courson Season 2020-21

James Courson Season 2020-21

HometownHoover, Alabama

James Courson TFRRS Profile

Honors & Awards
2022 Outdoor USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-American (Pole Vault)
2022 Outdoor All-SEC Second Team (Pole Vault)
2022 Indoor All-SEC Second Team (Pole Vault)
2021 Indoor USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-American (Pole Vault)
2021 Indoor All-SEC Second Team (Pole Vault)
Spring 2022 graduate
Four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 20201, 2022, 2023)
Two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Athlete (2021, 2022)
2019 SEC Community Service Team
2019 First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

2023 Indoor 
Competed in four meets... Cleared season best 5.22m to finish third at the Tiger Paw Invite... Finished sixth at the Texas Tech Open clearing 5.09m... Cleared 5.07m to finish seventh at the Vanderbilt Invitational.  

2022 Outdoor
USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-American... Second Team All-SEC... First Auburn pole vaulter to qualify for NCAA Outdoors since Clark Humphreys in 2000... Vaulted in nine meets, notching six top-five finishes... Won bronze at Texas Relays, clearing a PR of 5.35m... Set a new PR of 5.45m at SEC Outdoors to win silver and score eight points... Punched ticket to first career NCAA Outdoors appearance with a top-12 finish at NCAA East Prelims. 

2022 Indoor
Second Team All-SEC...Vaulted in four meets... Picked up an event win at the Commodore Challenge, clearing 5.25m... Captured bronze and scored six points at SEC Indoors with a 5.26m clearance to medal in back-to-back years.

2021 Outdoor
Competed pole vault in seven meets, earning top-five finishes in four... Cleared 5.35m to win the men's pole vault at Tennessee Relays, the best outdoor mark by an Auburn vaulter in 21 years... Finished fourth at SECs behind a 5.25m clearance, the best performance by a Tiger at the meet since 2000.

2021 Indoor
Competed in six meets in pole vault… Cleared a lifetime-best 5.43m to claim silver at SEC Indoors and earn a spot on the All-SEC Second Team, a mark that was third-best in program history and the highest Auburn clearance since 1997.

2020 Outdoor
Season was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2020 Indoor
Competed in six meets in the pole vault … won silver at the Bob Pollock Invitational at 5.10m and the Razorback Invitational at 5.20m.